Monday, April 29, 2013
Into the Woods
His hand in mine,
we step into the woods.
It is quiet.
The distant sound of a woodpecker
breaks the silence.
I take a deep breath.
A track captures his gaze.
He examines it,
and calls me to join him.
We are swept up in the challenge,
of finding out who it
We follow the tracks,
we enjoy the adventure.
He looks up,
a bird call has grabbed his attention.
He searches for it.
He asks if I hear it.
What bird is it, he asks.
I ask a few questions,
guiding him to
a full, happy
My heart is
Time stands still.
He reaches for my hand.
quietly at first,
then he breaks the silence with a
as he drops my hand
and runs after a butterfly.
There is joy,
in his movement,
I soak it in.
I slow the moment down,
capturing it in my mind.
I am here,
He runs back,
takes my hand,
guiding me along the trail.
There are no words exchanged,
just a smile.
his hand in mine.
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Thank you :)Delete
Beautiful! That is my life too!ReplyDelete
Thanks, it is a pretty great life :)Delete
This is so beautiful, Kim! The part where Reece squeals made me laugh out loud with joy.ReplyDelete
Such beautiful, priceless moments. Thank you for sharing.
Enjoy your week.
Thank you Renee, he loved chasing that butterfly, first one of the season. All he has been talking about since then is the one we raised last year and how he can't wait to hold one again. Soon it will be time to start looking for eggs again.Delete
Thank you :)Delete
Such an amazing adventure they lead us on isn't it?ReplyDelete
It is, and it gets better everyday.Delete
Sounds like a warm and wonderful adventure.ReplyDelete
Love these poems Kim! They get better with everyone you write. :)ReplyDelete
Thanks KC :)Delete
You capture the wonder of childhood brilliantly :)ReplyDelete
Awe, thank you :)Delete
loved this! felt right in the moment with you :) So cool to be able to feel our kids' joy & experience life with them!ReplyDelete
Thank you. It is so very cool and I am so grateful for the chance to enjoy it with him.Delete
So, so beautiful. I had a similar walk with my little girl a few nights ago - the magic of being in nature together seems to slow down time. And they are so in tune with the world, not distracted by other things yet. I love it. This is beautiful.ReplyDelete
Thanks Sara. I think that is what I so enjoy about our time in nature together, it slows us both down. We have no idea what time it is, we just enjoy each other and the world around us.Delete
Such a lovely post. We had our own into the woods moment this weekend. It is just the best times!ReplyDelete
Thanks Kathleen. It really is one of our favourite places to be :)Delete
This is lovely, Kim. His world is enchanting - what a wonderful mama you are!ReplyDelete
Awe, thanks Kristen.Delete
This is a wonderful moment of childhood. You captured it beautifully!ReplyDelete
It is! And it was a pretty wonderful day in the woods :) Thanks Dawn.Delete
Oh how I wish we lived closer! :)ReplyDelete
Me too Shel. I think a road trip is in order one of these days :)Delete
What a great lesson and beautiful words. It can be hard to stop and help children to find the answers themselves rather than just answering but once you are in the habit of it and can stop and watch their minds working it all out, it's amazing. I try to do the same with my nephew when we are together, encouraging him along rather than doing everything for him and am impressed every time. You're so wonderful.ReplyDelete
Thanks Sara. It is hard, but so rewarding for both of us when it happens.Delete
Sounds like a beautiful moment.ReplyDelete