I know this is an old saying..."it's the little things in life", but it is so true. I always get nostalgic this time of year. My garden is blooming, remembrance of past gardens and the sweet little laughter that runs through it, children's birthdays coming up, remembrance of birth, happy summer times being outside...I could go on and on. I have been so caught up in the details of school coming to an end and rushing around to all of our sports and appts that I haven't stopped to take life in. I was out in the backyard with my son today and he helped me pull peaches from our peach tree. This is our second year in our house and the tree is just now producing 100's of beautiful peaches. It was so nice just to admire the beauty and just BE today. Why don't we take more time to remember this? Maybe I should put it in my outlook calendar...once a day it will remind me to just breathe and kiss my kids. My son is 4 this week and I feel like time is rushing by. He is my last child and I want to hold on to this innocent time when he is hugging my leg, following me around the house and constantly hugging his stuffed animal. Can I just stop time and feel this moment? I wish I could but I guess recognizing it and feeling God's blessings all around me is all I can do.
A couple of pictures of my little cutie about to be four and his little friend lovingly called GEORGE: