Bella’s distinct gleeful giggle, spinning ’round on the tire swing in her pink shirt and stretched-out, non-matching last-last-year’s Christmas pants, after Mica gives her a big spin. Nogie (the (imaginary) hair-nest mouse) musta gotten Mica real good-like last night. My 11 year-old’s long knotted hair barely flows as she whisps & runs about the back yard, smiling as the animals enthusiastically play fetch with her. Brooks’ dimple couldn’t hide if it tried; big grins on his sweet, sweaty handsome 5 year-old smile as he tosses “gumballs” towards twin sissy, playfully, and pretends the swing almost hits ’em then throws himself to the ground so the tire really doesn’t swing right into him. & Bella giggles glee again. They’re covered in dirt and late for being early for a church youth meet-up. But I’d never interrupt this kind of … pure, childhood joy.
No matter what happens in the here.. to the thereafter, I’ll always keep this memory. I see it play back in my mind. I hold on to it. I keep it. Forever. (& if perchance I do go down, do grow old, &/or do forget, I’ll always remember… & just in case, God also has a back-up copy, ready for me at the top for replay).
(written January 15, 2020)
Word that his lost its meaning: pain relief
Double-Talk Quote: “and it was the worst day EVER. We had to stay outside & PLAY all day!” – Brooks in a rare moment of vast exaggeration of one fraction of one part of one of the best, albeit, shortest days of the year. [It’s a charmed life indeed, my SuperSon]
Bible Verse: “But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. 14 For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep.” 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14 esv
Relateable Lyrics: “The Book Of Love” (Peter Gabriel)