"Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to let you in."

-- Robert Frost

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Payoffs

As moms, there are just a few payoffs that make us smile and lift our eyes and hearts in thanks. Tight hugs before bed, companionable laughter overheard in another room, assistance without asking, and conversations that confirm that what's being taught is actually "sticking".

This weekend, that payoff moment has been what my children have called "the best activity ever." Don't know why (because the tour itself struggles to hold the attention of the very young) other than the fact that we parents in attendance were perfectly content to let our children play and run all over the park across the street while we sat, picnic-ed and visited as dusk set in. Never mind the grass stained Sunday pants.






Thanks, Annie, for this final shot. I love that you were so captivated by the striking colors and light. I hope you hold that last glimps in your heart forever as you are held in mine.

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