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Snowy Days Remembered
A neighbor knocked and then handed me a photo from more than a decade back. In it was Haily and Aaron sitting on our back porch swing with the snow falling in the background. The memories came flooding back of a more innocent time when the first snowfall found us immediately out in the yard trying to capture falling white flakes in our mouths.
I remember their smiles and their winter clothes like it was yesterday. This was obviously still fall as half the leaves are still hanging on their branches. The swing set was used daily and flips were plentiful on the trampoline. Haily was always the Tomboy being situated two years younger than Adam and two years older than Aaron. Most days she was as as happy and dirty faced as both of our boys. I think of all the hours they spent playing in this setting and it is amazing.
There is not much playing in the back yard these days. Kids get older and their time gets spoken for in other ways. Haily is either conditioning for Lacrosse or creating incredible artwork. Aaron is either practicing for a play or dribbling a basketball. Both of them are busy occupying their time with everything other than swingsets and trampolines... One thing I know for sure is that they will both have kids in the coming years and they are going to re-appreciate the simpler moments just bouncing and bebopping around the back yard. And the circle of life will continue.
But for now, here I am sitting in my office watching the snow gently fall on the same back yard minus the kids. More later...