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We recently spent an evening letting our fingers linger over already-been-picked blueberry bushes ’till we would find just right, perfectly ripe little fruits and add ’em to our basket.
This idyllic place where we enjoyed watching big sister find her own way and hear her exclaim from behind the tall bushes that “I found a big one, mama!’… while just as many berries were finding their way into her mouth as they were into her basket, I’m sure.
We enjoyed watching little brother explore new textures and colors as he fingered tall grass blades and succulent blueberries abounding in the woven basket beside him… all while showing off his newfound sitting-up skills.
I relish these moments of wonder and amazement, of exploration and learning. Of understanding the beauty of life and growth and showing my children where our food comes from… so much more than just a big-box store. I relish seeing the world through the bright round eyes of my little sprites.
I breathe in these moments like a drug… as time stands still and the beauty of this life and the joy of being totally in love with my littles overwhelms me.
And though I love my kids a million times over and would never ask for anything in return, when they answer my waterfall of love with even a trickle in response, it melts me to the core. And they give so much more than that.
Just for good measure we hopped around from the blueberry bushes to ones ripe with raspberries to dancing through the vines of grapes. And it was good.
And from there we hippety-hopped ourselves over to the old country store were we didn’t dare leave without gathering up a much-needed supply of donuts and apple cider. And it was very, very good.
And though I don’t consider there to be much that is more delicious than fresh-baked, still-warm sweet dough covered in cinnamon and sugar, and from-the-orchard apple cider, I don’t think I could survive without my fill of these little delicacies.
And so today, I will remember to linger here, this place where time stands still and beauty overwhelms.