Yesterday, we explored the banks of the Elkhorn Creek down from our home. The weather dried up several weeks ago so we were able to walk further than in previous visits. Sparkles and Middle Boy walked ahead while Littlest and I took a little more time examining our surroundings and breaking open walnuts. Oldest spent his time sprinting between everyone. Sometimes assisting his father with a task or moving ahead with Littlest when I moved too slowly even for him.
Eventually the kids made their way back to the house leaving my husband and me at the creek’s edge. I spent some time trying to capture the light in the water with my cell camera. The sun was so bright that I could not see the images on the screen. The phrase blinded by the light entered my thoughts. Eventually I settled on a rock and
watched my husband move. We are always so surrounded by the kids that I felt privileged to be alone with him. No, thrilled. I was thrilled to be alone with my husband.
I am still head over heels in love with him. Life is so full. My head crammed with homeschool -mommy thoughts and domestic responsibilities. I forget to just breathe and remember my blessings. I spent a bit of time trying to practice silence and quieting my inner thought stream. Just be in the moment and listen to the water and the little cricket behind me hiding in the leaves.