read a post about rejoicing in the everyday. Not the first, not the last. It moved me though. Literally.
I shut the laptop. Grabbed the boys and told them to come with me now. Actually, I had no plan in mind. They followed me to the front yard.
It was dusk. We laid on our backs in the middle of the front yard. It's a leafy view with a chunk of sky in the shape of Florida, right through the middle. I figured something would happen, or at least, we could just listen for a few minutes. Nature came through.
Bats. We counted about 17 of them in five minutes or so. A few swooped rather close to us and others made crazy circles right into the trees. The boys thought that was so cool that we had bats in the yard. Really, I had no idea they were there.
Sometimes you just have to stop and look.