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Monday, May 18, 2009

The Sweet Smell of a Spring Night

It's a little bit of heaven: a deep night sky twinkling with small lights, the cheerful flames of a campfire. Laughter, good food, quiet conversation, the smell of damp grass, fragrent wood smoke, a cool breeze.  Unfortunately, it's my neighbors enjoying this. I alas, get the benefit of the scents blowing through my windows, but, it's bath time for the kids, brushing teeth, making lunches, tucking into bed. I will have to wait until another evening to personally dive into the the sweetness of a spring night.
But. The clean scent of freshly scrubbed girl, the warm pressure of a good night hug, the sparkle of love in sky blue eyes more than makes up for being inside on this perfectly wonderful evening. God gives such wonderful gifts, the capacity to see and enjoy beauty, touch one another, hear the music of a child's laughter, the worried chirps of papa robin as he feeds his nestlings, the sound of neighbors enjoying the simple pleasures of life with their family, including their handicapped son, having a great time outside.
Sometimes, I wonder why and how people have managed to make life so complicated. Love one another deeply, share the blessings we are given, enjoy the wife/husband of your youth and remember your Creator who is the giver of all good things. Enjoy this beautiful evening and all the others which come your way.

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