Friday, December 12, 2014

Friday stuff

My great nephew Jordan's folks had to work late today so I picked him up at school. I waited outside on the stone wall that just happens to be perfect for sitting in the afternoon sun like a river turtle on a log.

When he stepped through the door, he had his backpack over one arm and papers in his hand. His face lit up when he saw me there.

 I strapped the seatbelt around him and soon we were off. He didn't want anything to eat, so we aimed the truck toward home.

As we neared Sipsey, I said, "Do you want to run by the forks?"  "Sure!"  He's always ready to stop by the river. I'm not sure if it's because he knows I love the place so much, or if he's developed a love for the place himself.

We walked around and skipped a few rocks.  We sat on the bank in the sun for a long while. A blue heron took flight, dragging his long stick legs behind until he cleared the surface, and then gracefully glided down river for more peaceful surroundings. 

We sat in the sun for a long while before heading home.  He is growing up so fast. His bag was half full of books he'd bought at the book fair today. Ninjas, space travel, and 101 Gross Things were among the books. 

It's our intention to enjoy him while he still thinks we're cool.




8 comments:

  1. I think you'll be cool for quite a while.

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  2. This is a special time for both of you, and you're smart to make the most of it.

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  3. I don't think the time will come when he doesn't think you're cool because it's obvious that little boy loves you! So enjoy one of the greatest gifts one human being can give to another!

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  4. Yep, making memories. What better vision to instill than the calmness of a pleasant time beside the water. Jordon has matured just since my short time here at Life 101. Yep before you know it, he will be grown but you and Jilda will have left a beautiful thumb print on his life.

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  5. I believe that beautiful boy will ALWAYS think you're cool--I DO!!

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  6. Beautiful writing "A blue heron took flight, dragging his long stick legs behind until he cleared the surface, and then gracefully glided down river for more peaceful surroundings. "

    You are building a strong foundation with Jordan, and he will always thing you are cool.

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  7. When you connect like that and you're such a loving, enjoyable presence in his life.. you'll always be cool in his eyes. Just don't pull the Santa thing on him. ;)

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  8. I use to be cool but then I got old so not so cool anymore

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