This was such a fun day. It was the first nice day of spring and the kids had sat down in the classroom and started their school work. I stepped outside for a moment, realized how beautiful it was and came into the class room, declaring, “Put away your school books. It’s spring cleaning day, let’s go outside!”
I’ll never forget the looks on their faces, and then the cheers that followed. We spent the day cleaning the yard, and burning debris. I saved this snake from the rake and moved him to a safer spot.
The finale of the day… roasting marshmallows. (That was Ladybird. She was a precious dog until she passed away in 2009. And she loved marshmallows.)
I see that photo and it makes my heart ache just a little. Now the one in the middle is married and lives in another state. The one on the right is married and lives in another country. The one on the left just graduated high school and is preparing to start his own life too. What I wouldn’t give for another day just like the one that the photo was snapped on. It is one of those photos that each time I see it, I am reminded of just how truly I happy I was in that very moment.