This morning I curled up on the couch for a bit and Katherine, after studying me for a little while, brought over her favorite blanket and began expertly tucking it around me. It will be awhile before I forget the feel of those little hands carefully working their way around the edges of the blanket.
After a long drought, Oxford has finally gotten some rain this week. Now the entire town is one large puddle. I am thankful that we have a flexible schedule, so that we can get out every day but avoid the worst of the weather. The kids have been wonderful about not complaining when we got caught in wet weather, and we’ve been out running around the parks even as I watched the clouds gather overhead. I am so glad that we have a great place to play that is still only a five-minute walk from our house.
I can see Katherine’s tiny but purposeful hands tucking you in just so. Give her a hug from me. Tell her I miss her very much.