Sunday, September 23, 2007

Grains of Gratitude

My mom ended up being really sick while we were back this weekend. While this was a huge bummer, I'm glad she was doing better today. It seems like she's recovering from a nasty virus. I'm praying that whatever it was is something that my family has had or can at least fight off!
I was thankful for some time back at my folks'. It's nice to have a change of pace. Yesterday afternoon Mason and I walked the property while the girls finished their naps. I took him down a dirt field road that lines the corn fields around my parents' house. We live in the city and I'm so grateful that my kids get a chance to spend time in such a rural setting too. I don't think we'll be back for harvest this year, since we were just back. But hopefully next year the kids can watch the huge combines level entire fields of corn. It is a sight to see. Especially for my city kids. Nebraska or not, where we live now is very urban to me.
I enjoyed the fall breeze, okay, wind. I enjoyed the smells. The sights.
I got to see my brothers house, which is gorgeous. And to help celebrate my niece's 4th birthday.
I'm thankful for many things tonight, but am perhaps to tired to articulate. It's good to be home.

7 comments:

Urayoan Paz said...

Keep up the positive thougths. May your days be filled with Gratitude Energy ;-D

Jacqniel said...

So sorry about your mom, but glad you still enjoyed yourself. Now YOU stay healthy! :-)

Beck said...

I hope your mom gets better quickly. It still sounds like a lovely visit - my little rural kids are so thrilled to see "skyscrapers" aka any building with more than three floors. Hee!

Aliki2006 said...

I know my kids would love to run through the landscape you describe.

I'm glad your visit was good, and sorry your mom was sick--I hope she's better!

Michelle said...

I'm so sorry your mom was sick during your visit, I hope she is feeling better now!

Alpha DogMa said...

I am a prairie girl. But I live in the bush. Walking cornfields sounds divine. Actually walking anywhere without fear of bears - sounds pleasant.

Mimi said...

It is nice to share with our kids a little bit of the experience of our own childhoods, isn't it? It's nice you got to spend a little quiet time with Mason. I hope none of you catch what your mom has!