As I Walk with Beauty
As I walk,
The universe is walking with me
In beauty it walks before me
In beauty it walks behind me
In beauty it walks below me
In beauty it walks above me
Beauty is on every side
As I walk, I walk with Beauty.
~A Traditional Navajo Prayer
The girls who can read each shared a poem–the above was Lily’s–today before our feast (thanks to Brent’s share of a Thanksgiving Reader!). Over cheese and crackers, pre-feast, Ollie started our round circle share of things we are thankful for this year (and/or always).
Uncle Andrew arrived and everyone jumped for joy and we sat down to eat our smoked turkey and delectable sides sometime around 5. It was such a wonderful day of relaxed preparations, sunning ourselves outside, reading, playing, and asking when Andrew would be there every 4.5 minutes from the beginning of the day until his eventual arrival. 🙂
A masked bandit was eating the birdseed when we woke up this morning; hoping it won’t be back tonight. It was a fat little sucker and will be ready to hibernate soon, I hope. Emmy, Lissa and I took a sunny walk to try and coax a nap or spot any turkeys but to no avail. I had to rock her to sleep and it was the sweetest thing to have her breathing turn regular and deep and her little body twitch as she drifted off. After dinner and dessert, the kids worked on puzzles and Ollie declared: We are ROCKING this puzzle, yeah!
I am grateful for a day filled with so much good stuff.