Sunday, April 24, 2016

Firsts

Today was our first Sunday afternoon out on the back deck.

It's been a great week. It's been sunny and warm, but there was still a nip in the air every day. But today the sun was bright and warm and we were able to sit out on the deck for lunch. It was really a perfect day for me. It was chilly enough to need my flannel shirt on, but warm enough to enjoy the bright sunshine and watch the kids play out in the yard. A quick inspection of the play set revealed a few rotting boards so the rope climb and ladder were removed and the swings were put to good use. Adults sat and socialized while kids made use of the yard, all green and fresh in the afternoon light.

It was a taste of the best of summer. It was a glimpse of good times to come. And to me, it was a reminder that at any time, life can change. And we need to savor every moment of it. Especially picture perfect ones like this very special day.

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