Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Week 24

This week, we took you out and about to the
Charleston County Annual Earth Day Festival.
It was kind of cloudy and overcast,
and there were puddles and mud everywhere,
but the air felt cleaner because of the recent rain,
and we noticed it more because of the theme of the festival I guess!
We were overlooking the Cooper River,
there was bluegrass from The Bluestone Ramblers, 
and a reptile demonstration from the folks out at Kiawah,
we actually pet an alligator (!),
and then storytelling from Hawk Hurst 
(Brian was convinced that I'm related). 

 Afterwards, we took you to happy hour
at the Tattooed Moose.
Daddy dubbed it BYO(Baby).

And although you've been to church in both Monroe & Spartanburg,
we never had the guts to take you to our own church here in Charleston.
But now that you are old enough for nursery, 
we felt it was high time we got our butts back to church!
You did well, and it gave us to the courage to get back into it!

Sunday afternoon, we went to the driving range,
but it was so windy that it wasn't very enjoyable.
We did manage to get a bucket of balls in, 
but will have to try again when the weather cooperates!

The most exciting news of the week 
is that we are starting to plan your christening!
We had lunch with the minister yesterday,
for a little getting-to-know-you-better session,
since he is fairly new to our congregation. 

It got me to thinking about what I want for your life.
I came across this poem, that I think would be the ideal.
I have been panicking over how messy our house is, 
and this helps me to realize that this is probably why...

A Mother's Wish:
I hope my child looks back on today
And sees a mother who had time to play.
There will be years for cleaning and cooking,
But children grow up when you're not looking.
Tomorrow I'll do all the chores you can mention
But today, my baby needs time and attention.
So settle down cobwebs; dust go to sleep,
I'm cuddling my baby, and babies don't keep.

And to honor Earth Day once again, and in keeping with the spirit of religion and reflection,
our minister writes a blog, and his post today was in regards to Earth Day. 
I really liked this portion of Robert Aitken’s “Verses for Environmental Practice” that he posted...

Looking up at the sky

I vow with all beings
to remember this infinite ceiling
in every room of my life.

He invited us to write our own 4-line poem,
but I think I'll have to ponder this a while.

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