Thursday, March 31, 2011

Looking Up


Thank you all for your support and words of comfort. The story is not mine to tell but all is well. I've just come back from nearly 3 weeks with my daughter in law and grand daughter. We spent two days packing, two days travelling, and another two days unpacking in the big move to Ft Campbell.

It was my absolute pleasure and delight to see the world through the eyes of a 3 year old. Lying on your back looking up through an oak tree with the promise of spring in its green leaf buds takes on a whole new meaning when you do that with a toddler. Life is good. Life holds magic.


Being 3 years old is serious business when you get out the side walk chalk. There is no thought of colouring outside the lines. You just make your mark. You do it with no preconceived notion of how it is supposed to be.

Kicking a ball is an experience of wild abandon. Your whole body is involved, your arms pin wheel, you jump, you fly!



Going down the twisty slide is sometimes best in the arms of your mother. Life is absolutely packed with newness and beauty. I hope I can hold onto this. Because being three is magic.

We've got the 'girls' settled into their new home. All that's missing now is Daddy. He should be home from Afghanistan in a month. Me? I feel so priviliged to be part of this lovely family. I miss them so much and it has only been a little more than a day since I left.

I'm slowly getting back into the swing of things here at home. Many ideas, many changes of our own on the horizon.

Thank you all for being there! I'll be catching up with you over the next couple of days.

20 comments:

TesoriTrovati said...

Welcome back, Miss LeAnn! I think you and I have a score to settle, yes? Whenever you are ready...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful family with us. Through the eyes of a child we learn more and more. Find your 'something good' today! Enjoy the day!
Erin

Cristi Baxter Clothier said...

Welcome back as well! You've been missed.

Janet said...

Such a sweet read about your family! How Special playing with a young child and seeing what they are seeing. To step back and remember. I wish you many happy and Blessed days ahead! xx

windrock studio said...

Hey LeAnn, happy to know you are back home and back here but happy also to hear that you had warm, sweet time with your two girls ... and now they are in their new home waiting for their guy to join them! That three year old sure looks like alot of fun!
All the best,
Susan

Barbara Lewis said...

LeAnn, What a wonderful family ... and sense of family ... you have. I'm so happy for you. In a month, all will be right with the world!

Marie Cramp said...

I hope all is well. You are in my prayers! Take your time getting back into it, we will wait patiently for you :)

sharon said...

So good to hear from you LeAnn! Wishing all good things your way.

Laura Twiford said...

You sound so much better LeAnn it is good to hear that all is well again. God Bless

Silver Parrot said...

Welcome back!

Marsha of Marsha Neal Studio said...

Hey There Lady!!! Glad to see your post and a glimpse into some very fun times… Three is absolutely a magical age - and I loved seeing those pictures (oh, the static hair that goes with those twisty slides!).
My little three-year old "maid marion" in a new "fairy" dress is sitting here with me watching Disney's Robin Hood (with the animals). It has become our nightly movie to watch - oh-de-lolly… So she gets to stay up a little extra late until the end. How exciting it must be to be three! Seems like every day with her just gets better and better… Ah - the magic of it all!
Safe travels for your son on his way home to his family! Hope you get to visit with them again soon...

barbarasfernald.com said...

Family first! Always! We missed you. I kept checking to see if you were back yet, and now here you are. Good luck with the rentry. Welcome back xoxo

stregata said...

So glad to hear all is well - and glad you are back - I have missed you! Well, being three is magic, of course. But all of life is magic, I think. We just forget to see it that way...

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

LeAnn welcome back home. Thank you for sharing the pics of your family and how to see the world through a three year old :) Have a wonderful weekend!

SueBeads said...

LeAnn, glad things are working out and all is well! Glad to see you back!

Judy said...

Hi LeAnn, I am so glad you had a good trip to Tenn. I am so sad that I was not able to meet with you, I am still in Connecticut.
Hopefully you will return to visit your family and then we may have the chance.

Studio Sylvia said...

Wonderful LeAnn, to know that you are back safe and sound. Such happy times with grandchildren, fantastic to be able to snatch the wonder and innocence of childhood, even for such fleeting moments, to bring back the awe of our own childhood.

Mellisa said...

Welcome back my dear :) So glad you had some fun play time!

Cindy said...

LeAnn, what a wonderful few weeks with your family. Thank you for sharing the wonder and magic of a 3 year old. Reminded me of how "everything I ever needed to learn, I learned in Kindergarten". Loved the pictures - especially Mom and daughter on the slide.

The Joy of Nesting said...

Welcome Home Lit'l Sister!!!!

You were sorely missed!!!

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

My Life Under the Bus said...

I am glad things ended well and yes I am continually amazed at the joy that comes out of little ones. I twig is a boat, a leaf a blanket and a flower a rocketship! XO Here's to a good week : )