i’m in new york city for ren’s east coast baby shower that eric’s mom is throwing for them. ren wanted to show me where she plans to walk with the baby – it’s a lovely park about a mile away from their house that has a beautiful reservoir and trees everywhere! i realized as i was getting ready for the walk, that i had forgotten my running shoes. darn! does this mean i can’t go on the walk?
shucks i only had my boots in the suitcase. what was i thinking? and then i thought… heck, in the old days people didn’t have running shoes. people wore boots! so i put my boots on and walked out the door with ren.
and it was simply divine. ren and i talked about the baby, their lives, the change, the growth and the sweet anticipation. i looked around and there were red, yellow and orange leaves on the trees, a gentle breeze, and cool crispness in the air that reminded me of my days in college.
how much i miss and adore new england’s sweet autumn days, and here i was sharing it with my 32 year old baby, as she was creating at this very moment, with god, our next generation. i was just so thankful.
and i knew i was in heaven. and that the wet on my cheeks were tears of joy.