Sunday, March 16, 2008

All The Way To The Woods

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Just a few days ago, I shared a wonderful afternoon with my five year old grandson. The sun was shining and the temperatures had warmed a bit, so we bundled up and while I skirted fleece on the back porch, he played around the barn and spent time climbing the magnolia tree ~ a nice sized tree for a small boy to climb.

"Grandma, Grandma!" he exclaimed "I can see the WHOLE WORLD....all the way to the woods!"

My heart caught in my throat and I closed my eyes, to commit this moment to memory. What meaningful words...to this little boy, who's whole world is what he can see and know here on this farm. On the other side of those woods, across the pasture fields and hay fields, at our adjoining property, is his home. When he is a bit older, God willing, he will ride his horse or walk the trails through that woods when he wants to come to visit Grandma and Grandpa.

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His whole world. And I stopped for another moment to say a prayer that God protect all of our grandchildrens tender hearts, and ask that they always feel that the center of their world here on earth can be here at this place.

8 comments:

Margaret at Heritage Yarns said...

Cary, out of the mouth of babes. What a wonderful way for your grandson to feel.

Hugs,
Margaret

Theresa said...

Oh Cary, I just love that, especially in light of the recent conversation on list about the farm...it is the whole world in so many ways. The pictures are lovely and that sun glow on the trees awesome! You have my photographer's heart aching! Perhaps he will be the next generation of farmer to walk and work the land!

Lee said...

What a precious memory. Seeing the pictures makes me remember my time there. I like the picture with the sun glowing on the trees too. That is my favorite part of the day. I like the little wings in the clouds. Isn't it neat how God gives us the little things that make our heart glad, and know that He is ever near?

Joanne said...

Oh, out of the mouth of children. I love seeing the 'world' through their eyes. Grandchildren are a true blessing from the Lord.

Alpaca Granny said...

Dang! Cary, You can bring those tears to my eyes....
Maple

KnitNana said...

Beautiful thoughts! Aren't they the most precious angels at that age? (I have one of them, too!)
(((hugs)))

Lona said...

Cary, you are one blessed woman...and you seem to know it! That's cool.

hannahgranny said...

Cary, new to your blog, I cannot properly express how I felt after reading "all the way to the woods". It reminded me of how I used to look at the world as a child.  Let us not forget that we are all children of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.Good Day and God Bless,Susan