Monday, October 13, 2014
We have a tradition in our little family that dates back 22 years. Every Thanksgiving Monday since Justin and I met, we have hiked. For the longest time we visited the same trail, taking pictures of each other at the same places every year. When Reece came along we continued the tradition, and then a few years ago we switched it up by hiking at different spots each year. With the weather man forecasting rain for today, we decided to move our family hike to Saturday. We hit a spot not far from our home, and enjoyed a few hours on the trail.
Hiking together as a family is one of those things that makes me so very happy. To watch Reece in nature running free makes my heart sing. And as he runs ahead, Justin and I have time to think about years past, time to talk about the little things, and time to linger in the present. I stop to take pictures, Justin stops to look at trees, and Reece stops to pick up leaves, acorns, and rocks, all treasures that will bring back memories of this day, and this hike.
We have our fingers crossed that the weather reports will be wrong, it has been known to happen, and today will bring clear skies, and the chance for more time in nature, together.
Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends!!!