Monday, September 14, 2009

Windy Days & Wonderful Watchers

Yesterday the season started to turn, you could feel it in the air. The warmth gave way to dark skies, wind and even a thunderstorm last night. Today it is warm outside, but not hot, and it is very windy. You can sense the changes...fall is finally coming to Utah.

Normally windy days are not good for me. When you have an eye that can't blink, wind is about the worst thing you can experience (short of a dust storm or sand storm). But, today, I went outside anyway, to play with my boys. We filled the bird feeder with seed, so we can be flocked by the hundreds of birds that come to our backyard for a snack and a drink. :) We also checked on our garden, saw the progress of our pumpkins and picked some tomatoes and peppers. The kids caught a grasshopper last week and put him in a little outdoor mesh cage. So, we gathered more grass, water, bugs and sticks for his home. It was one of the wonderful moments I get to experience being a mom. And who cares about the wind? With my one good eye, I saw hundreds of little moments with my kids, now forever frozen in time in my mind. :)

My dad called me this weekend and told me that he heard from several friends who are still following the blog, silently watching, but never commenting. I hear about you all the time. So, to you wonderful watchers, I say thank you. This blog is for me, but it is also for you. We can all strengthen each other, and you have strengthened me, just because I know you are there! I count on you for your prayers, your faith and your good vibes. I hope you can count on me, too, to be honest, open and hopefully upbeat about life (most of the time). You all inspire me and I hope that once in a while, I can inspire you, just a bit. :)

Love and thanks to all. Have a wonderful week, and if you are in Utah, a happy, windy day!

4 comments:

Els Manning said...

So yah... i noticed the wind too...and am not too thrilled. I like summer, and slow lazy afternoons..
That is one of my goals to enjoy all seasons. I'll try to be more gracious like you. and apreciate all things more. I am very aware of the things in my yard however. And do apreciate those...

britt said...

thanks for sharing your day. Once again you inspire to be a better mom and take time to stop & enjoy the simple moments with my kids!

Perla said...

you totally do inspire me, jodi. thank you. i am glad to have found your blog today and plan to become a faithful follower. love and prayers to you...

annie said...

Beautiful post. Thank you.