Monday, July 12, 2010

One thousand gifts (847-877)

847-877

An achy back that went away.
A sunny day road trip up the coast.
A wedding day.
A little girl who gave away a silly band to her brother the morning of his wedding day.
And the brother who wore the band while he said his vows.

Chicken fingers children's dinners. 
Safe travels.
A cozy inn, a bedroom fireplace, and the faded scent of wood smoke.

Musicians in Boston Commons who carry around child-size violins--the kind man who shared his love of music with Lanie.
Candlelight on tables.

A baby kitten.
Sprayland
Foam Pit













Summer showers and storefront awnings.
Brick walkways through city streets.
Sprinkles on donuts.
The friendly redhead who made my frappuccino.
Backseat car-ride naps.

Oh yeah, and Panera on the back roads home.
The smell of home.
A clean kitchen.
A card game with the kiddos.
Dusky bedtime cuddles.




Swan Pond

Big pizza

Lakes scattered along the highway.

Displays of honor

Family trees

Carousels

Privilege seating

Thank you, God.

2 comments:

Beckie said...

Looks like a marvelous trip! I'm so glad that you had safe travels and a wonderful time full of joy-filled memories.

Courtney said...

Thanks, Beckie! Boston is a great city for families--especially in the summer.