Since last we met, I saw a boy that didn't feel well refuse to stay out of his last baseball game of the season. He played, and we exchanged knowing looks as the chills crept into his little body. He went home and straight to bed. He fell asleep with his game shirt on...
I saw an almost four year old girl cheer her crawling brother across the room. As he completed his trek into her arms, he giggled out loud. She hugged him gently and told him he was beautiful.
I saw a real tired Mama force her way out of bed so a real tired Papa could sleep in on Fathers Day. Then she made him some delicious muffins.
I watched a six year old boy eat ice cream with a bunch of his friends. They were covered and sticky and they were as happy as anyone has ever been.
We stood still, as a family, and watched a deer so close. When it left it didn't run it just walked on down the road.
Since last we met, I lived for the day. Since last we met, I dreamed time away.
I saw best friends fight and then make up the way only they can do.
I held a baby late each night and watched him grow a tooth.
Since last we met, I stretched it as far as I could go. I breathed in and let that one breath leave... and stretched a little bit more.
Since last we met, the trail has been mud and we've all taken turns falling down. But it sure feels better than sitting at home waiting for sun to dry ground.
Since last we met, I saw a woman I love open a book that was made with a piece of her heart. The pages are crisp and the cover smooth and it's something that will always be ours.
Since last we met, I've seen many days of rain...it pounded and poured and drizzled on down but that's not all I've been seeing.