One beautiful spring when Torie was a few months old, Joy, who was almost four, would stand at the screen door and watch people walking by.
I remember that I was quite preoccupied with the baby, meals, laundry, and keeping things picked up.
Joy watched one lady in particular with interest. The woman walked by every nice day, pushing a baby stroller.
Joy had her face pressed to the screen one hectic day as the lady walked by with the stroller yet again. “Mommy, can we go for a walk?”
“No, I don’t have time, Joy.”
I glanced over at her looking out at the woman and stroller, and heard her quietly comment, “That lady has time.”
Everything suddenly stopped for me. I realized that I was totally missing something important for lesser things.
Tears ran down my face as I gathered her for a hug by the screen and sniffed, “Get your jacket and shoes. We are going for a walk!”
Take someone you love for a walk. 💡 -Nealie