Thursday, May 25, 2017

Right here, right now.

Today while helping Claire with her end of the year homework and assignments,
I heard yelling the window.
Down below near the garage was Ollie commanding his troops:
"You think this is funny Private?  Well, it's not!" and
"Wipe that smirk off your face Private, you're not with Mommy anymore."
Ollie's boot camp was happening, and it was serious business.
My favorite part was when he took his little cadets on the trampoline for some
real combat training and fighting.
Among his brave soldiers were: Gigs, cousins Freddie and Hal, and of course
Charlotte "call-sign Charlie". (Do you know what movie that is from?).
Of course it was all just fun and games, and then I felt an ache in my heart.
 Oliver would be graduating 6th grade in the morning.
How long will he play like this?

I moved into the kitchen to start dinner and out my kitchen window I watched
as the five little soldiers were pretending to parachute out of pretend airplanes.
 Then the delicious scent of Russian Olive trees wafted in my window,
and in that moment I was content and happy.
I have some big changes coming, and right now I am enjoying my children,
my home, my life, my swimming pool, and the savoring every bit of it
right here, right now.

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