there have been several distinct moments of waiting in these past days. some bringing in the soul deep relief of good news, some bringing nothing but more waiting, one bringing soul deep grief.
yet we’ve lived life. children keep things going. we had an extended family gathering in a town smaller than ours..a parade full of tractors and candy. seriously, this was the parade:
i don’t remember it being so simple.
we went to the county demolition derby. jerry knew this well from his childhood. i remember my folks taking our family to it when we moved here…kind of a “cultural immersion” experience.
it had been years. i remembered the noise. i remembered the heat. naomi was totally preoccupied with keeping cool (temperature and style). we brought spray bottles along that came in very handy.
i did not remember the mud.
definitely a highlight. we were covered. the people around us caught on to the mud balls the kids were making and shared.
it’s good to remember happiness.