Sweet and tender are the most prized moments of the day
The smell of freshly cut grass
And the intoxicating perfume of enormous lilacs
Savored and clipped to share with neighbors.
Throwing and catching with my oldest child
Feeling the sting of her stronger arm
Seeing the increased confidence in her catching
Sharing the joy of playing on the thick green blanket of grass.
Visiting our favorite librarian
Signing up for the summer reading prizes
Rediscovering the excitement of fabulous books
Snuggling and traveling together to New York through the eyes of a child in a book.
Quiet and close moments shared
Frozen in time, just yummy
Concerns and questions expressed are cared
Calls me to connect with the one I’ve known since the beginning.
They never look back at what could have been
On the golf course on this night.
Instead they faithfully set their sights on what is ahead
And live fully with all their might.
Dinner date at the local Thai place is a rare treat
We stab at the freshly made food with sticks
To get the noodles and the meat.
My daughters so quickly adapt what’s in the mix.
Summer solstice with my daughters
Is one I’ll always treasure
For the true measure
Of Joy we simply savored.
Oh the wisdom of my daughters
Teachers of what really matters most
Is being together in love and laughter
And trusting The Host.
It’s midnight and I’m writing outside in light
The sky is a blue that’s bright
Everything around me is bursting in vibrant life
Even the bee seems to be buzzing without strife.
Oh I’m stirred up in the midnight sun.
Yes it really is fun!
The 50 degree temps. are sending me in
Although the bee sounds like he wants to take me for a spin.