this is a photo i took thinking,” oh, this will be the start of over a hundred photos of the day.” i didn’t know this would be the only picture (well, and the other 8 just like it that i deleted). i didn’t know we would wait for over an hour for breakfast turning it into lunch (!!!!!), have micah come down with stomach troubles so we couldn’t go to the zoo, have half of us feel feverish, decide to go to the trail instead but then it was p.o.u.r.i.n.g. all with quite a bit of crankiness, blah, blah, blah.
so let me remember the beauty of being awakened late with coffee, handpicked flowers in a variety of water bottles, many gifts made at school (thank you teachers!), a little wind up “you are my sunshine” from jerry, getting to walk on the trail after the rain, naps, being together, knowing my children, knowing our mothers, being loved and loving.