I love Connecticut!
Celebrating Anna's adoption Day last week. She chose a family picnic. Doesn't surprise me. Just tonight when I asked her what she'd like to do for her last day of summer she was quick to say, "a picnic at lunch time."
Disney World is great. Disney World is a wonderful place to make memories. But so is this park just a half mile from our house. And it's beautiful.
We picnic on a little "clearing" in the woods. A pink quilt is just the special touch we need.
We walk to their little "island". Only big enough for one of them at a time.
"Watch your head on that branch Abigail"
I watch as Daddy helps them jump on and off their island. I'm quiet and just take it all in. - Childhood. Childhood memories; our little family making memories right here just a half mile from our house. Right here in New England.
That face... or was it a song and dance? I can't remember.
Oh Abigail. You are such a joy!
It seems simple really. Savor these days. We tell each other all the time that we're living in the days that we'll look back and cherish. What a gift it is to know that right here in the here and now.
So summer winds down. And school is just a day away. I closed Anna's door tonight and she whispered through it, "happy almost last day of summer."
Oh my how I love this girl!
And what a summer it was. Right here in our house. Just a half mile up the street at the park, At Disney and Boston. It was filled with wonderful, happy memories. And I am thankful.