Thursday, April 25, 2013

Life's Rhythm

I've been staying with my four grandchildren for a week.
Life falls into a comforting rhythm.
I wake before dawn and brew my cup of tea. The house has the muted quiet of sleep.
I watch the sun rise over the distant peaks.

A new day is born.
Soon, I hear the eight year old on the stairs.
Always the first to rise, he likes this special time alone with me.
By 7, the 10 year old twins and 7 month old Sam are awake.
Eating breakfast, brushing teeth, changing a diaper, gathering backpacks -
off we go to the bus stop.

Sam and I wave goodbye and stroll up the road on our morning walk.
Birds sing and squirrels chatter. We see elk and fox and coyote tracks.
The day passes in a schedule of bottles, naps, and diaper changes.

Late afternoon, the front door crashes open. The children are "starved" after their day at school. Snacks and play time, dinner, homework, showers, pajamas - just enough time left for a book before lights out.

The house settles into sleep.
I brew a last cup of tea.
Life's quiet rhythm continues - One Good Thing...


  1. this was awesome - especially the door slamming open and the starving crowd rushes in. :)

  2. that sounds wonderful
    and busy to full
    special memories
    they are lucky to have you ~

  3. One good thing is having special time with your four wonderful grandchildren!

  4. you are in heaven and so are the grans!

  5. What a wonderful day. Great start, peaceful end and pleasant middle.

  6. Oh, what a lovely description of this time with the grands! Hope you're not too tired...

  7. Thankyou for sharing your wonderful day. It sounds like a great time is being had by all!
    I was lucky enough to spend 3 weeks in the US recently and thought of you when we drove through the snowy mountains. Though I think you are a lot higher than we were.

  8. Yep, I think you know what life is about, its about life.

  9. It sounds like you have a wonderful day with your grandchildren! So glad to know that all of you are fine.
    Have a good weekend.

  10. That sounds and looks just about perfect.. minus the snow. ;)

  11. Wonderful routine, sounds like everyone had a great time. Life's quiet rhythm continues...

  12. Fantastic first picture, did you use a long shutter speed?


  13. Very nicely put - I remember a rhythm similar to this one not so very long ago. It's wonderful you're able to spend this time with your grandchildren. Have a nice weekend!

  14. It’s a wonderful time, make the most of it.

  15. Wow, so much more than One Good Thing, as usual. I was struck by the school bus photo--and the little snowman--and the rhythm of your precious days. Namaste...

  16. That's a sweet post Barb, and the photos are fantastic!

  17. Its a good feeling to be a"mom" again!

  18. Isn't it wonderful how life has such a comforting rhythm.

  19. I'm not sure who is luckier, the grandchildren or you! Sounds like a wonderful rhythm to be in.


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