Thursday, August 27, 2009


There are moments in my 
life when I feel like
my spirit is tapping my heart to 
remind me just why I still mortally exist.

Today I had more of those 'tapping' moments.

It was in the deep brown eyes of Nicholas laughing and 
tackling Jimmy over and over and over again.

It was in Claire's desire to help me with anything. 
Today it was groceries. She carried them in while I rested on the couch. 
Then she climbed on the couch near me and read 'Ivy and Bean.' 
And her cute little hairy legs dangled below.

It was Oliver dressed up as Indiana Jones with his white church 
shirt buttoned halfway down, his rope coiled up in his belt loop,
 and his carrier bag over his shoulder (containing Mr. Nielson's pocket knife 
that he got when he was 8. It also had a mini-sized 
hymnal with his own maps and drawings inside).

It was Mr. Nielson, who I watched outside my window 
early this morning, riding his bike to school with the girls. 
Their faces beamed like they were the luckiest girls ever.
And they are. (Me too!).


It was when Jane climbed on my lap and mugged on me. 
Then she asked for pinealoupe. Then I asked her if she 
meant cantaloupe or pineapple. And she squealed at 
herself until tears ran down her eyes.

She meant cantaloupe.

PS...I should say that Nicholas took this photo.

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