Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Snow -- I'm afraid it's not hard to see how much I'm enjoying this wee snowfall! LOL Somehow it puts me in the mood for the holidays, fires my inspiration and apparently I enjoy painting it! LOL So I have to apologize for the same subject day after day ....! LOL It's almost gone from my property, though. Still it lingers as ice on my front steps, under the trees, over some tractor implements. As temps reach mid 40sF today, I'm afraid more snow will be gone, until by Christmas, it will all turn into the wet, rain event we're promised. Sigh.
My son and I have a date today - after my check-up, we'll have a leisurely lunch and do a bit of last minute holiday shopping. Our one- on-one lunches are as prized and infrequent these days as the snow. Work, children, obligations keep us from doing this more often -- but not today!
I can't think of a more wonderful and cherished gift than knowing our children as adults - when we change our predominent role as their 'parents' and become more of their 'friend' -- adult to adult. Talking, laughing, remembering ... that sense of a shared history ... all rolled into time spent together ... a blessing, a grace. It's been years since my daughter, 300 miles away, and I could do the same ... but perhaps next year ... we'll find a day when we can postpone obligations long enough to suspend ourselves in a few magic moments....
May you be safe today ... and may you too create a few minutes of grace with one you love ....