My little grandson will be 2 next month.... and this week my daughter informed me that he just discovered FIREFLIES!
How enthralled and amazed this little man is by these glowing little flashes of light all around him! He hasn't had his "night light" in a mason jar of these tiny creatures yet... but someday I'm sure he will, just like his mama did when she was young.
Hearing this simple little statement at his latest discovery it really took me back. Back to the days when my kids were little... the hot summer days when they played outside all day... had to about drag them in for lunch... or maybe have a picnic under a shade tree... then right back out they'd go... inventing games, riding bikes, splashing in the cattle tank or running through a sprinkler, playing in the sand box with my ever dwindling supply of spoons from my silverware drawer... (yes, true story!).... and no time for something they'd never heard of yet - video games!
The warm summer nights where they played outside way past dark... flashlight tag... hide 'n seek... chasing each other... chasing fireflies. In my mind, I can still hear their laughter and giggles just being silly... just being kids.
The time has gotten away from me and they are grown and I'm the gramma now. But God's little miracles surround us every day and in every way. I don't ever want to be so "grown up" that I can't delight in these simple little things in life... or in memories.
Have a blessed day my friends and enjoy your summer!