The weather was simply too wonderful to stay inside all day. The beauty of our life really is incredible. We headed to a local nature park for a nice hike.
About half way through we rested for a bit and played in the flowing stream.
We discovered this park seven years ago. While the boys sat playing I marveled at how fast time goes by. I remember many days sitting in these woods, playing on the fields, sledding down the snow hill or visiting the animals. So many times we have been to this same spot but each time is different, new and exciting. The wonder in their eyes as we listened and searched for the woodpecker among the trees, or discovered many colored mushrooms along the path. These days are my favorite time spent with them.
A deep sigh, I knew that learning from the earth was where we needed to be. That spending these days in the woods would be the memories that lasted. I still can recall the days I spent behind my house for hours with my best friend, simply lost in the world of nature.
I often wonder about the boys' friends. The fact that we only see people every so often. Are they forming the bonds they need for a lasting friendship? Do they have a best friend? Then I see this....
I know. I know they love, trust and care for one another with all their hearts. I know that brothers are friends.
It was a glorious day. Another memory amongst the best of friends.