Saturday, October 18, 2008
The Easy Week...
I drove my mom to the airport in Harrisburg today. It's an easy drive now that the construction is all done. The trees were breathtakingly beautiful. This week was perfect. I realize just how much I miss spending time with my family. I wish I lived closer to them.
I will be honest here--- I'm a momma's girl. I always have been. She is so easy to be around. I don't think I have felt this relaxed in a while. I'm sure part of it was that the puppy was gone for the week. That dog has really stressed me out! So, I had my mom and no dogs!
She arrived last Saturday and we didn't do anything that day. On Sunday, we skipped church and had a restful morning. Kendall went to a birthday party and then Sunday afternoon we all went to Clayton's soccer.
Monday I left Clayton at preschool for the extended time so mom and I could shop and just catch up. It's days like that one that I wish I lived near my mom. We both like to window shop and it's so much more fun to do it with somebody!
Clayton is #1 standing with his back to us. I think Kendall took this picture. And I took the one with the two of us in it. Mom is behind us. I think we were getting bored at soccer at this point.
The rest of the week was more of the same with the exception of Wednesday. We went to a place called Belleville. There is a flea market there and lots of Amish and Mennonites who sell their plants, vegetables and baked goods. (and I do mean good!). I'm sorry, but it's too late for me to show you what the pastries looked like. ;)
These mums were only $4 each. What a bargain! I bought them from the guy pictured below. (tsk, tsk, I was a bad girl sneaking a picture of an Amish guy)
Horse and buggy parking. So different from our modern lives just an hour away.
So, it's Saturday, I've spoken with my mom and she made it back to Arkansas. It's just a dream now. I don't know if it's because I am getting older or my mom is getting older, but I feel the need to really cherish the time I spend with her. And I know I should feel this way with everyone that's special to me. But, for some reason, I really get choked up when I think about a time when my mom will no longer be able to come up here. A time when she is no longer here on this earth. I'm so blessed to have had this week with her.
And the livin' was easy...