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Look carefully...at the seemingly small moments...in the constant shaping of souls.- Neal A.Maxwell
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Practically a grown-up

At dinner, sometime during the first week of school 9 year-old B announced, "You know being in 4th grade is practically like being a grown-up."  He had such a sweet, serious expression that my husband and I stifled our laughs and asked why he felt that way.  His response, "I can walk to and from school by myself and I can ride my scooter to the market by myself."  He then asked why he couldn't go to the soccer fields by himself.  We explained that school and the market were along routes that he could be seen if he needed help and the soccer field is not.  We told him he could go to the field with a brother or a friend.  He was very excited at that prospect and has gone to the field a number of times since that conversation.

Yesterday when B came home from the soccer fields he had blackberry stains on his shirt.  He asked if they would stain.  I told him the sooner the shirt was rinsed the better the chance the stains would wash out.  He went into the bathroom, rinsed his shirt in the tub, took it out back and spun it over his head to get the water out and then hung it to dry.  I was impressed.  This summer he would have handed his shirt to me to rinse.  I realized that there have been a number of changes since school started: setting his watch alarm to get himself up, getting his lunch ready, doing homework with no reminders....maybe 4th grade is practically like being a grown-up.

"Dayton's Legs"

Two 13 year-old boys in Arizona competed in a triathalon as a team.  One of the boys has cerebral palsy and cannot walk or talk.  The other boy pushed his friend in a jogging stroller while he ran, pulled him in a raft while he swam and in a bike cart as he cycled.  The story is very touching - I've watched the video (linked below) a number of times.

https://lds.org/youth/video/daytons-legs?lang=eng&cid=NEOct11

Geese and more

Last fall, on our 7ish mile drive to the store, my then 8 year old exclaimed, "Look at the geese!"  I looked at a field just in time to see numerous geese take off into the air.  It was a beautiful sight that I would have missed without his remark.  It made me wonder how much beauty I miss because I am not looking - in nature and in others.

 

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A progression of this morning's sky.

 

Counter space

This is what I saw when I went to use the microwave this morning.

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Of course - where else could it possibly go?

Solitude
As much as I love having my family around - I do enjoy my time alone.  Yesterday was the first time, in a long time, that I was home alone.  B and C were in school.  J was out registering for college and my husband was at work.  I was in the backyard pulling out a rhaspberry bed when my husband came home between meetings.  He came out back and we chatted for a few minutes.  As he was leaving he stopped, turned around and asked full of concern, "Are you safe here all alone?"  Very sweet but very funny.
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