Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Sunshine -

Heading to Zion National Park for our family reunion. I'm so excited to have 5 of our 6 children and all their kids together. Our theme for this reunion is:

You Are My Sunshine

Our kids really do bring sunshine into my live, our lives. I love being a mom and a grandmother - these past 2.5 years they have been the carrot dangling in front of me to endure, heal, and now re-energize. I'm looking forward to playing with them as well as watching them. 

I read this thought the other day: "If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in."  (Rachel Carson)

I had a great friend in Brigham City who taught me to get on the ground and see the world through my children's eyes. I've never forgotten that lesson - and I have done my best to play with my kids and grandkids - to be in the moment with them, it's a great excuse to enjoy and let go - being present is a great present, it is something Scott and I can offer - in fact, it's one of our family "rules," when the kids are with us, they get our attention.

I am excited to finish preparing for the reunion today and then being able to rest on the knowledge that our children and grandchildren enjoy each other and know how to play.

Happy week -

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