Kids Were Here

'If you must look back,do so forgivingly. If you must look forward, do so prayerfully. However, the wisest thing you can do is be present in the present... gratefully.' -Maya Angelou

Remember when we were all packed up and ready to head out to Pasagshak, for what become one of the best weekends of summer, ever.

Remember your very first blueberry cobbler, which was also the very first thing for each of you to bake, 100% on your own. Ry kept exclaiming 'this is so awesome! this is so awesome I'm making this all by myself!'

Remember the blueberry cobbler baking aftermath.

Remember how good the cobbler tasted.

Remember the first summer we tried our hand at gardening, and our first little tomato we watched grow; maybe it will turn

Remember your 5th birthday, Covey, your incredibly awesome carnival. your 'real' birthday, Covey; everyone that said 'happy birthday' at your party, was met with a quick response of 'it's not my real birthday, it's my fake birthday.'

Remember our experiments baking bread, Ry. Attempting to make a yeast-free loaf for you, that actually tasted good and resembled bread. We're almost there.

Remember those gold kitty flats, Ella; you set them so perfectly by my flip flops. You have to wear them, a lot; today, it was swimsuit, raincoat and 'my cats, my cats!'

Remember practicing your letters, both you boys, feeding off each other's drive to learn to read and write.

Remember those sweet summer days, filled with building, buckets, sandals and chalk, and so much more.