28 hours

Hiking in the woods with Widget, following paths where they lead; never once stopping to catch my breath

Taking Little Bear out for a bike (trike) ride as dusk begins to fall and the streetlights turn on

Writing late into the night, comparing policies, reading papers, churning letters into words

Smiling at my husband as we turn off our computers for the night; jobs well done

Inspiring young minds at preschool, them clutching planetary telescopes with chubby fingers

Two hours of skee ball and air hockey at the children’s arcade

Lunch out and Target, laden with summer shovels, buckets, cars, and noodles for the pool

Squirt guns sans water aiming and firing like high pitched blasters, because my kids don’t know guns

Shovels pressing into dirt that doesn’t yet know it should be springtime

Bikes and trikes; soccer balls and peals of laughter filling the air as the daddies and mommies next door come home from work

Playtime with neighbors and petting the poodle who lives down the block

Cuddles and laughter and cheese and cracker snack that I cut myself, with fingers that no longer peel

Cartoons and Daddy and snuggled and time for bath, my little ones

and how different these days are becoming from February, when I often could only write


Today, there is hope and love and little boy giggles. Thankfulness and praise. and confidence that I can have a good day again tomorrow.


23 Responses to 28 hours

  1. Patti L says:

    I needed a smile tonight – thanks for giving me one a mile wide!

  2. Colleen says:

    Grinning. Day just turned sunny. I’m so glad that you are feeling good. I am just so darn glad.

  3. loran says:

    amen! yahoo!! chortle….. πŸ™‚

  4. Sue Farrell says:

    Sounds like you had a fabulous day, Susan. I’m happy for you.

  5. Liz says:


  6. *m* says:

    Oh, joy!

  7. Dorothy says:

    How lovely to read this! May God bless you with many more “good” days ahead.

  8. What a wonderful day, beautifully described. I think I’ll bookmark this for when I need a smile πŸ™‚

  9. Priceless, these days.

  10. Midnightmama says:

    Just beautiful. Wishing you a fantastic today AND tomorrow πŸ™‚

  11. jodifur says:

    This post made me so happy.

  12. justenjoyhim says:

    You’re amazing. Your outlook on life is just fantastic.

  13. Eve W. says:

    Wonderful! Thanks for your sharing, and thanks for being so eloquent!

  14. Amanda says:

    Wishing you knew how many faces have read this list and smiled at the screen, then walked away and hugged their littles a bit tighter and stared up at the stars for a while longer.

  15. Margaret says:

    So happy!

  16. Wishing you many more wonderful days like today. And also? Spring is coming, spring is coming! Hoping for some lovely naturetime with your family, coming soon. (Gentle) hugs.

  17. deb says:

    I’m thankful too.

  18. Elaine says:

    Heaven on Earth, these days are.

  19. K8 says:

    So happy that the good days are really good…I hope you have millions more…..


  20. Lindsay says:

    Ordinary days. And yet extraordinary. πŸ™‚ So glad you’re feeling better!

  21. I have been doing this too lately. Making a mental list of all the small, normal things that happen that I’m so grateful for. Sometimes I challenge myself and start with A and try to get to Z listing things. Life really is precious.

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