Monday, September 13, 2010

One of my favorite Saturday evening memories...two little girls came for an overnight visit. It was a perfect Indian Summer evening. e spe We spent it in our backyard and then by the fence by the cul-de-sac down the street.

In carefree fashion, they ran through the grass never noticing for a moment how dry the grass was, and how much we needed rain.

I sat on the grass watching them happily running, laughing and stopping to pick "flowers" aka weeds, just for me. I loved the moments this time presented for me.

Walking down the street to the cul-de-sac, they excitedly climbed the fence. I told them we were going to watch the amazing sunset take place. They wanted to watch even though they did not understand what they were looking for. Enthusiasm abounds for little ones. I love watching it on their faces.

They stared at the neighboring farm, waiting and watching for the sunset to appear. It reminded me of myself sometimes in life, I wait and watch for something to happen, not really sure of what I am expecting.

Then it appeared, in all of it's magnificent beauty. We stayed for a while and watched it unfold.
I was reminded again, of just how fast the moments of these little one's lives are passing and how quickly they are growing up.
"It will be gone before you know it. The fingerprints on the wall appear higher and higher. Then suddenly they disappear."
~Dorothy Evslin


lindsey said...

I love this post like my life. We may be many miles away but our lives just seem to follow a similar pattern...little grandchildren, twins, walks through the countryside, climbing on gates, the love of our heavenly Father and I am sure so much more. Thanks for sharing these lovely photo's.

Judy said...

You took time to capture the sweet.

What a picturesque farm you have nearby. And the sunset was worth waiting for! Lovely.

Rach said...

Hope they always have that free spirit!

Thoughts on Life and Millinery. said...

Which was more beautful: the girls or the sunset? Both the sunset and the girls exactly that day are both gone in a moment, leaving only a glow in ones memory behind.

Sometimes I really miss all the now extinct children that I have known over the years. They are now men and women with children of their own, but still I'd like to find them all again as children for another chase around the yard and a story time.

Melinda said...

How much fun for everyone!


corners of my life said...

Sometimes the small moments are the best.

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Oh my word Judy!How gorgeous your thoughts are and your pictures! Those are beyond precious! what a wonderful post!! Thank you for sharing that special day hun!

I am just now catching up here, I kept thinking how ambitious I would be right away after my Dads passing, kinda throwing myself into work to keep the smiles on, but it didn't work very well :) I am just now getting back to everyone and starting new things and finishing up my summers work, soooo long story short, I will be working on your Consult with the next week or so! I am excited to get back to it so I'll let you know when it's done sweetie!

Have a wonderful week ahead and happy "almost" fall :)

Love, Cyndie xox

Terri said...

Sweet post. I love that these little ones are nearby to enjoy so many sleepovers and simple discoveries w/their grandma! You are making lasting memories and special relationships...these little ones are blessed to have you!

Jeane` said...

I am so grateful for all the fun little memories you are packing into their little hearts!!!!
Love you!
PS...Thank goodness the little girl's mama FINALLY took note of the 'curl tail' and chopped it off!!!

a woman who is said...

It looks like we enjoy the same kind of evenings ;]

How are the twins and mommy doing? I love the picture of you with a baby on either side on your side bar. I too feel like my grand babies are growing too fast!!!!

Brenda Leyland @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

Enjoyed my stroll through your recent postings......... you truly capture glimpses of heaven in unexpected places!


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