Friday, January 22, 2021

A beautiful walk.........

 










Last Monday I had the honor of going on a walk with one of the little friends I work with, around a small lake in St Petersburg, Fl.  He had just gotten a new camera so we put it to the test.  I encouraged him to look up and he encouraged me to look closer.  We had the best time and his Mom got a bit of a break. The day was beautiful, the temperature just perfect.  I had the best time and as we walked toward his house I felt his little hand in mine and felt so blessed.  Blessed that he was there with me after all he has been through in his short life.  Blessed that I have about the best job in the world.  Blessed our country was soon to be on the right path again, blessed to have a wonderful family and that includes one special boy who I found out later that day had a very tough time at school because they did not have white milk, or regular milk as he calls it, and they actually tried to give him chocolate milk!  Oh, the horror!  I mean how much can one third grader take! I am also feeling blessed that I had a small medical procedure done on Wednesday and was able to rest and recover while watching the amazing Inauguration.  Every moment of it was just so stunning.  The whole day was amazing including the wonderful program in the evening hosted by Tom Hanks.  It has been a spectacular week.  Loads to do still, many things to take care of, but at least they are now actually being taken care of.  Wishing you all a wonderful weekend, stay safe.

26 comments:

Jo said...

That does look like a wonderful walk, and such great company too. I watched the inauguration too, all the way over here across the pond as I'm sure many did. Our world is such a crazy place at the moment, we all need more stability and calm.

mamasmercantile said...

Such a beautiful walk and sounds like great company. I watched the highlights of the inauguration and am now praying that your beautiful Country will once more become United.

Delighted Hands said...

How nice for both of you to take this park walk!!!
I especially was amazed to see the Banyon tree!

CJ said...

Yes, it was lovely wasn't it. All sunshine and smiles and hope, so good to see Joe Biden and Kamala Harris take up the reins. I hope you are recovered now and that you have a good weekend. The walk looks brilliant, what a lovely spot. Hugs, CJ xx

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

A wonderful walk with a wee friend who has his own camera ! Love that you shared the white vs choclolate real mid-day issue - very personal to the little person.

Also so very very relieved and feeling the care and repairing that started the day of, the second day (hard workers) and continuing.

Thanks Meredith for writing.
Hugs.
Joy

linda said...

What fabulous photos, that tree is amazing. I'm glad your week was a good one Meredith, the inauguration was very moving and now things can only get better. Have a peaceful weekend. Xx

Janice Smith said...

Your little friend has a good eye for photography. :-)

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Those trees are amazing. It's always nice to have a friend who helps you look at the world in a new way.

Araignee said...

That looks like heaven. I hate the heat but it would be so nice to have a really nice day to get out without wearing a ton of clothes. I can't complain. The winter so far has been very mild but right now I would love some warmth and sunshine.

Dee said...

Isn't it wonderful to see the world through the eyes of someone much closer to the ground? I'm sure that camera got quite a work out.

Have you been to Lake Maggiore in St. Pete? They have some wonderful sculptures made of junk. I think Little Buddy would love them.....especially the one up in the tree and the one by the pond.

That was one of my favorite places in Florida.

Vera said...

Love your (his) pictures. so pretty. Glad you had a day like this Mere.

Teresa Kasner said...

What a nice time you had a nice time in that gorgeous park.. I didn't know you could grow Banyan trees where you live. I am totally with you about feeling that we have a fresh start in our country now that that criminally insane man has been removed from our White House. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

handmade by amalia said...

How lovely to be out and about. I'm sick of this lockdown.
Amalia
xo

Betsy said...

Are those banyan trees? I remember being fascinated by them in Hawaii. A walk with NO coats. That's amazing! It's 16F and snowing here. There is nothing like feeling a little hand in yours. So trusting and full of love. You are a rare and wonderful person Meredith.
Blessings,
Betsy

Nance said...

How nice to have a walk with a young friend who can give you a fresh perspective in so many ways. What beautiful trees, and what a lovely day.

I have a little chocolate milk once in a while as my lunch, but I'd be outraged if I had to accept a substitute. LOL. We all want what we want.

Have a relaxing weekend.

Jeanie said...

Every word you write here warms my heart to its very core!

Grandmabeckyl.blogspot said...

Nice looking walk you had with little boy. Outside is nice especially day time. We went on a walk b4 it got dark and b4 dinner last evening. We usually wait til after dinner on days Phil works. I asked and he said yes. Glad you're feeling better after your procedure. Take care and have a restful weekend. ×

Christina said...

Lovely post Meredith, so glad you had a wonderful time with your little friend.

tammy j said...

I smiled all the way through this wonderful post.
basking in the warmth you always bring.
and laughing at a little third grader who doesn't want CHOCOLATE milk! LOL. how dear is that!
I'm happy too. a new and wonderful president. and a fresh and grateful start to a promising new year... with less tragedy of covid shadowing all of us. XO

TheAwakenedSoul said...

What a beautiful post. Children are so refreshing. Everything here is covered under a blanket of snow. I love your pictures in the sun.

Judy S. said...

Love that shadow photo! Florida has lots of interesting things to see on a walk. We've enjoyed our visits there. So glad you and LB got out together! Enjoy the rest of the weekend and the fact that things are looking up these days. Now if only COVID would be conquered!






















































Gracie Saylor said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful walk, Meredith! It was 28degrees here this morning. I am sitting here with two sweaters on catching up on reading some posts. So glad you are doing well after your medical procedure. Four weeks ago while standing in line while wearing a cloth mask for over 20minutes I fainted. Kind folks helped me up, gave me a bottle of cool water and I was able to drive home safely. Four days later I had some medical tests that thankfully all came out normal...and the bump on my thigh is decreasing. I too feel blessed.

Lorrie said...

A sweet post, Meredith, and that little boy so earnest with his new camera is darling. As is your third-grader who abhors chocolate milk! You sound relaxed and happy.

Crafty in the Med said...

Thoroughly enjoyed this walk with you Mere and the little man,your photographer. He takes wonderful snapshots! What a lovely day! So very glad you are feeling more relaxed and content. I am sure the positive circumstances is making you and many feel more at ease as the days go by. keep well Amanda x

Willow said...

Walks with little ones are the best! He looks so content.
Oh how awful to not have regular milk! It's like me when there's no coffee :)

karen said...

gorgeous photos and wonderful company indeed! hope all is well with you as you recover and life is good.