Tuesday, April 19, 2011

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One hope I've always had for my kids, from the time the kids were theoretical, is that they'd grow up surrounded by love. With family nearby, friends who love them, a block full of kids to play with. As luck or fate would have it, we don't have much in the way of family in town (one cousin of Alexi's), but more and more, our friends start to feel like family, assume those loving and nurturing roles. We only have one other kid who lives nearby, but he's Abbott's age, and he's a really nice boy, and Abbott and Cal both love him. He's the most easy-going person I know. He enjoys playing with Cal as much as Abbott; probably he has more in common with Cal. Today after school they played Othello while Abbott built a Lego ship. Every single time he leaves, I say, "thanks for coming over", and he says, "thanks for having me", or, "thanks for letting me stay".

You just never know what the future holds, but if you open yourself to it, there's a good chance it will be all that you'd hoped for, and maybe more.

8 comments:

Emily Vanessa said...

I have a hard time deciding about the future so the last sentence really inspires me.

A Day That is Dessert said...

Wishing you well in your decision making process, Vanessa. xo

Atsuko said...

Hello, Lecia! Simple word - thank - coming out of kids' mouth makes me smile. I can see that their parents care for manners.
I agree with your opinion. We never know what is waiting for in the future.

Kwana said...

What a sweet post. You're so right. You never know what the future holds.

Merritt said...

I love that last line so much. I will definitely write it down and refer to it when needed. Thanks for sharing. Your posts are so thoughtful and your photos are perfect!

Francesca said...

We live isolated, and I'm so grateful for each and every friend my boys have.

KPiep said...

We are in an odd neighborhood....it's certainly not the kid-friendly paradise I had hoped for, but then we weren't even thinking about kids when we bought this house. There are a couple of nice kids here, but we never see them. Makes me sad for the days of my own childhood when we freely roamed the neighborhood with lots of other kids!

Sammi said...

"nothing you planned ever turned out how you planned"