It's good to look back at their childhood and take inventory. Our old pictures paint a portrait of a simple but rich childhood.
Nine years of gardens.
A thousand visits to parks.
4000 dinners together at home.
100's of frogs and insects caught.
Dancing in the rain every spring and summer.
The County Fair every August.
The apple and pumpkin orchard every October.
Raking leaves into jump piles every October and November.
Sledding and snowmen every winter.
The library once a week.
Nothing remarkable, but their lives have a predictable, secure rhythm. The natural world entertains them. Always present was togetherness, laughter, joy...through the seasons, through the years, through the rough spots.
I don't think I'd change anything. Simple is good and rich.
God is faithful.