Tuesday, July 13, 2010

There are two lasting bequests we can give our children: one is roots. The other is wings. ~ Hodding Carter, Jr.

Today was a day filled with sidewalk chalk and pulling weeds, of filling yard debris bags and checking out the tomatoes on the vines. Of walking out on the back porch this morning and watching my grandboys' mouths drop open at the site of their 'new' playsets and Dylan telling me, "Grandma, it looks like a playground out here!" Watching their delight and listening to their laughter bubble forth as they climbed up and down and slid and rocked and had the absolute time of their lives. It was a walk around the neighborhood at 6:45 in the morning, watching the world wake up and stopping at the nearby bakery for blueberry and cinnamon muffins. A day for cuddling under their 'blankies' on the front porch glider and watching a woodpecker pecking away at bugs on the sidewalk. Watching Dylan's awe and utter concentration as he tiptoed up to a hummingbird drinking from the lavender plants, getting within inches of it before it flew away. Of watching the little black-capped chickadees flying in and out of our neighbor's bird house, busy feeding their babies. Watching my grandbabies slumber peacefully during their naps.

It was a good day.

4 comments:

Judy said...

Your day sounds lovely!

I can almost picture your grandsons delighted faces!

Today I started putting together ideas for a book. One about the last three years. If not for anyone else, I know for myself that I NEED to work through this.

Rob-bear said...

Oh, it WAS a good day!

Pam said...

What a glorious day! I long for simple days such as that. I'm not sure why or when my life became so hectic, but I am struggling to get back to the simple things. Thanks for the reminder.

bettyl said...

Ah, yes! When you look for the good, you find it everywhere!