|Katie's beautiful peony!|
The day got better, though. This afternoon, I made it to Henry's graduation from his nursery school class (adorable ceremony) and when I got home, the power was indeed back on. Little things seemed so significant. I got out of the car and was drawn to Katie's peony bushes, and snapped a few photos. Then I took a couple of pictures of the flowers that were my Mother's Day gift, now in a window box. I had dinner with Henry and Pete while Katie ran an errand, gave them a bath, got them in their PJs, and settled them down with yet another Thomas movie before their mom returned. Pete was snoring in the crook of my arm when Katie got home, and Henry was trying to convince us that "two more minutes" of Thomas was all he needed, as his eyes were trying to stay open. It had been a very long day.
|Henry's graduation today|
The sound of the refrigerator, the whir of a fan, cold milk from the fridge, and light at the flick of a switch made me grateful for the power that keeps us going.
For a day that started out with no power, barely a shower, and wild and crazy hair, the evening was one of cozy comfort and appreciation for the littlest people, and things.