Monday, April 26, 2010

The Afternoon

I am sitting outside on my front lawn in the shade of a cypress tree.... enjoying the warm afternoon breeze. My boys are riding their bicycles back and forth, up and down the street-- silver and red helmets gleaming in the sun.

Each takes their turn, having a quick rest stop on Mommy's lap
to say hello
to get some huggy love
to show the latest stick or dandelion or blade of grass treasure found along the sidewalk
to drink a sip of cool water before going back out again
and again.

Up the sidewalk.
Down the sidewalk. Giggles flying. Memories making.

"What are you writing Momma?" Ro asks.
I look into those beautiful brown eyes of his. I smile.

The afternoon spent in the front yard.
Living, laughing and loving.