In Vivian Swift's book, When Wanderers Cease to Roam, she writes in her September chapter that everyone at birth is given an acre of earth. How they fill their acre through life is different for each person. She goes on to share some simple memories that fill her acre, such as making orange marmalade while carrying a kitten in her apron pocket.or looking for books in the card catalog at the library.
Thinking about my acre of life I remember:
Peeking in the circle window at the hospital and meeting my younger sister for the first time.
Walking through the apple orchard barefoot on a hot summer day and feeling to soil squeeze through my toes while finding the perfect apple from the tree to eat.
Watching tears in my grandpa's eyes as he sits silently watching his grandchildren at play.
Swimming in blue knit swimsuits in school gym outdoors in the rain.
The first time I noticed a boy actually noticing me.
Climbing trees and swinging from the top, which totally scared neighbors.
Visiting a college with my aunt and uncle because they wanted their son to attend, but I was the one that ended up attending.
Flying in a plane the first time and how we dressed up for the adventure.
The moment when each of my two children was born.
Graduating from design school.
Travels to France, standing under the Eiffel Tower.
Sipping tea at Betty's in York, England.
My grandsons birth, his words "I love you" and his kisses.
Walking in nature, each and every time I do it and wondering why I don't do it more often.
I challenge you to make your list that fills your acre of earth. What would be the #1 thing you would put on the list?
Happy Weekend, dear Friends!