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The wow moment...
Weather has been unseasonably warm for the past week or two here in Dole Valley. Trying to keep to the tasks at hand is difficult when the sun is shining and the garden is calling, but the kids and I did manage to take advantage of the beautiful weather to venture down our country road to climb an old logging road. The view was gorgeous and the time stolen from responsibility was time well taken.
The "whoa" moment came while making our way back down. Actually, I had several of them. First of all, stepping down from a log, I slipped on a small branch that rolled right out from under my foot (I was moving along so gingerly up to this point...). The result was that I fell hard onto my back side; my back smacking onto said log -- "ouch" is insufficient to describe how it felt. Thankfully, Daniel was right behind me and was able to help me up. Of course AnnaLynn, who was in the lead, ran back to see how she could help. All I could think was how embarrassed I was and how I needed to get up off my behind. :) Throughout the remainder of our hike, which, by the way, included stops to capture photos of the trillium and wild iris above, my thoughts wandered from how out of shape my almost-50-year-old-body is (whoa) to "I so hope my back isn't really hurt" (thankfully, it's fine) to how much I love spending time like this with my kids (whoa!!). I love being a mom.
Wishing you all a happy mother's day,
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