A couple of weeks ago some of my good friends were visiting Ohio, and I was thrilled when it worked out for me to take them to visit my adopted parents. Not only is it delightful to see my adopted parents, but things had been rather chaotic at work the pervious week (the best kind of chaotic), and the cabin is wonderfully peaceful and relaxing. A perfect time to set aside busyness and just visit.
My friends, Ruth, Dalton, Kaitlyn, (and me, of course), headed to the cabin mid-afternoon, then had a fun listening to music, trekking down to the old barn, finding just-ripened berries, walking around the pond, and conversing on my favorite porch in the world.
Papa and Mama had been working on building a carport just outside their backdoor, and although I’d seen pictures of it, this was the first time I got to see it in person. It’s the first time I’d been to the cabin in several months, so it was good to be back.
As much as I like knowing what’s going to happen from day to day and week to week, I’ve discovered that sometimes it’s the spur-of-the-moment trips like this one that garner the most memories.
Everything about the day was splendid, from interesting conversations while driving, to procuring a CD for another friend, to laughing over jokes, to finding an old fox (?) skull near one of the barns.
In less than a week I’m going to be (Lord willing) flying to Montana with my adopted parents to go on a Dinosaur Dig with them. I’ve wanted to be able to take part in a Dino Dig for several years now, and to have the departure date just around the corner is rather exciting.
July has been an incredible month for memory-making ventures. When I think of all that has happened this month, the song We Have This Moment pops into my head.
We have this moment to hold in our hands
And to touch, as it slips through our fingers like sand
Yesterday’s gone, and tomorrow may never come
But we have this moment today
And now I’m off to a busy day with nearly a dozen nieces and nephews to create memories with. I hope y’all have a wonderful day as well!