Celebration. Jubilee. Partying with the big fish. (sorry, that one’s from way back)
This has been a week of things such as that.
And we have celebrated in all kinds of ways.
Some folks celebrate with food. We usually do.
Balloons are especially fun for birthdays, weddings, housewarmings, new babies, and so much more.
Some people show their excitement and joy by dancing.
Some people create and decorate to show their enthusiasm.
This has been a week of new life and love and just all kinds of wonderful things. All of which we have celebrated in one way or another. A new baby with hugs and tears and gratitude. A good week at school for our college girl with thankful hearts and storytelling and dancing with joy. Progress in learning with composing a new song to sing around the house. And finally, we have one more bit of news to celebrate as this week draws to a close–
remember when I told y’all Imma need me a puppy?
Well, here she is. And isn’t she worth the wait?
Since coming home to her celebratory banner and cuddly corner, she has spent the afternoon snoozing for the most part. She likes to run for a couple of minutes outside and then she’s stretched out snoozing–outside or in, it doesn’t seem to matter to her. She’s also quite smart–she took on our college girl in a match of wits and won.
Tonight I doubt if there are three happier children anywhere else on the planet than right here with the Zoo Crew. I’m pretty pleased as punch myself. I’m reminded of Sister’s words, whispered to me in the wee hours of Friday morning after quite the eventful night. “You know,” she said, with heavy lids, “a puppy doesn’t need feeding in the middle of the night.” I smiled. “Yes. I know.”
But even if she’s wrong and this little girl needs something during the night that I need to wake up for, I am thankful for this season in my life. As Mama said so often, “To everything there is a season.” And this is my season to watch my littles grow a little less small as they care for and play and laugh with this long-waited for puppy. Everyone needs their own Spot. And now we have ours.