Thursday, October 16, 2008

Moments of Joy

I had one of those moments of joy today. You know, those ones that you long for during your day to day, doing what needs to be done, trying to stay positive and keeping up your energy. You wait for that feeling, welling up from your insides, of real happiness, the kind that makes your chest feel warm and your throat full.

After work, during which Fazal had been remarkably well-behaved and patient, we went outside for some fresh air. It was cool, but not uncomfortably so, especially for Fazal who naturally has a high body temp, and for me, who currently has a high body temp, thanks to the itty-bitty I am carrying.

The wind was blowing and hundreds of colored leaves were being blown off the trees all over the yard. Fazal laughed and smiled, cocked his head up toward the sky, and pointed at the show going on above our heads. He looked truly amazed. And why wouldn't he be? Then I picked up big hand fulls of leaves that were already on the ground and threw them up above Fazal's head. He figured out what the game was, and would put his hands up and run, laughing, away from the shower. That was my moment of joy today. Seeing his enjoyment of something so simple, and so beautiful and so fun. The photo above is a sampling of the leaves we found....shades of red, pink, orange, yellow and green.


We would like to congratulate Maura and Phillipe on the birth of their handsome son, Douglass!


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