Last Wednesday morning, I knew we needed to just relax our schedule a bit at home - just be. Just be together.
I suggested a walk and grabbed my camera - purposing to take a picture of whatever caught my eye especially looking out for things I'd not noticed or observed before.
We walked - in no particular hurry - over to our neighborhood lake. My children absolutely love to walk over there - they have named the turtles, love to pretend fishing with sticks, etc...
So, to the lake we went ...
We saw ducks, turtles, pretty birds, mushrooms, flowers, water, trees, clouds, sky - God's beautiful creation filling our eyes.
Before we knew it, we'd been gone an hour. And, it struck me that these are the things childhood is made of - heads hanging over the side of the dock, exclaiming over the ducks, naming the turtles and looking for the favorite one, playing with sticks and breathing good air.
No one really had the heart to go home and have school - can't we go home and get our school stuff and come back? they pleaded.
We headed home to gather everything up - tomorrow, I'll show the rest!