Taking my breath away,
and captivating all my senses,
the Lord's favor, His glorious creation and good gifts
are filling all the moments
and I am trying to live
fully in them
It seems there are more minutes to live, than there are for writing about it afterward.
I think that's a good way to have it.
It feels like our summer has just started in the last two weeks as the heat finally turned up.
We've had friends from out of town, the installation of a new toy at Marvel Hill
(which is often in use as soon as the sun dawns), all meals eaten on the deck, and days of true
summer vacation with Gramsie and Pops. Zachary's 11th birthday was a special event which included
a surprise visit from long-lost cousins, and more sugar than all the rest of the years capacity combined!
I've taken more pictures than perfectly reasonable, but I can't help it - the light - it dances, it sings,
it whispers to me and I click away.
It's my hobby as I sit beside the ones who aren't proficient swimmers. I am not the one in the boat.
AJ and I, we trade sentinel duty and each get in a dip before we leave for home. There is nothing like
that deep cool of wet suites and wet hair and the tingly feeling from a bit too much sun. It makes for
perfect nights with all the windows open, and dropping off to sleep on top of the covers exhausted
by heat, and cool, and hard play.
Mostly I am overwhelmed by how the days are precious memories-in-the-making for me
and for my children. And we are making them. Memories by the dozens, and I wonder how
the stories will be told one day from their perspective versus mine.
I think my face will hurt from smiling.