Thursday, May 03, 2012

More things we take for granted....

ice.
grass.
flowers.
bird song.
colors that aren't brown.
GREEN.
Grandparents.
One showed up with a weeks worth of injera.
Another with a loaf of fresh baked bread and a sack of groceries.
Garbage collectors.
King size beds.
The ability to flush.
A child reaching for your hand.
Consistent power.
food variety.
bug spray
a lost tooth
free playgrounds
eye contact
comfortable silences
easy banter
water pressure in the shower deserves a second mention.
working refrigerators
full of various condiments
public libraries
full of a bunch of books you'd never read
all my children under one roof
the education of our children
knowing your child's story
speaking your child's language
being asked to do your daughter's hair
not looking for a hidden emotion for a quiet child on the couch
first Popsicles and purple tongues.

 To paraphrase Katie Davis: I was not meant for those firsts, I was meant for these.

5 comments:

Kim Vogel Sawyer said...

:o)

Nairam said...

I want to meet my new cousin!!

MotherT said...

I love the picture! Keep logging her firsts, one of these days, she will thank you for them.

Melanie Dickerson said...

Ohmygosh! I love that picture!!!

Kim said...

Love!