I sat down at my computer yesterday, hoping to spend some time editing photos and responding to customer emails when it dawned on me that what I needed more than anything else was an afternoon outside with my Little. I raced him upstairs for a shower and within the hour, we were out the door.
I let him choose which park we would venture out to and he quickly shouted out “Shady Park” – the one with all the trees. His favorite.
After a short 20 minute drive, we pulled up to the parking lot and I instantly exhaled a long sigh of relief. The scene that lay before me was breathtaking. All of the beautiful colors that accompany autumn – leaves of red, orange, and yellow surrounded us. The moment I stepped out of my car I knew that this was exactly what my soul needed.
We spent the next hour and a half walking from one side of the park to the other and back again, exploring every single nook and cranny. My eyes stayed transfixed on the way the sunlight came in through the cluster of trees that surrounded us. I saw starbursts of light that literally took my breath away. Over and over again, my eyes found their way back up to the trees where the light ever so gracefully filtered through. I was in such awe.
My Little laughed and giggled in such delight most of the afternoon. It was exactly what my soul needed.
Holly is a 42 year old wife and mom to 3 boys, from Nashville, Tennessee. She is a hot tea lover, book reader, journal keeper, Pinterest pinner, podcast listener, y’all sayer, self-taught graphic designer, hobbyist photographer, writer and dreamer of all things big and small. You can find all of her ramblings here at Blu Nest Bloom.
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