I’ve been feeling a little down lately. Some things haven’t worked out and some long- range concerns still go unfulfilled.
My self-prescribed remedy was a morning with my three-year-old grand-daughter. I picked her up and we headed to the park. We walked around the lake stopping to look at plants, insects, fish, and geese. There were four adult geese and ten goslings. The questions came fast and furious, several times I was asked why I was laughing. It was precious.
Then to the playground; this girl loves to swing. While other parents and grand-parents came to the swing set and attentions were held for a while; we outlasted them all. When she finally decided to stop, it was only to reposition, and then the shouts, “higher, higher!” began again.
We then headed for the playground with so much equipment it is hard to describe. She went down all the slides, some with trepidation; and then we managed try out just about everything. We were just about done when Sarah was approached by another little girl about her own age who asked, “Do you want to play with me?” Sarah’s response warmed my heart, “No, I’m playing with my pop.”
We left the park and headed for the mall. She loves to ride the escalators and we did numerous times. Then to the photo booth for pictures. It took some coaching but the pictures are great, and a lot of fun to do.
Lunch was at Lion’s Choice. After some fries and apple sauce I found it easier to get her to eat ice cream than the hot dog. She promised she would eat the hot dog when she got home. Her word is good enough for me.
We got to her house. Hugs and kisses, sweet thank you’s and I love you’s; and a precious wave good-bye from the porch as I drove off.
Medicine taken… I feel better… “A joyful heart is good medicine.” Proverbs 17:22. I needed her joy.
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