Friday, October 7, 2011


There is nothing more important to us grown-ups than to see the world through the eyes of a child. We get so caught up in our struggle to survive this life that we forget to enjoy those tiny little moments that are special and are filled with joy.

I spent yesterday in Charlottesville, Va. two and a half hours away from home in an apple orchard atop Carter's Mountain with my 8 month old great-grandson (and his Nana, Papa John and Mom). His little eyes took in everything, things we adults would have not paid any attention to... the tractor going by pulling a trailer full of apples, the feel of a pumpkin stem

                  the red apples hidden amongst the leaves, people going by, a mill wheel turning

The sound of metal strips when you run your fingers through them.  

Just so curious about this world we live in.

And, that was renewal for me... to put grief in the back recesses of my mind and to watch this adorable child learn and grow.

It was a good day!!

To read about the entire trip go to


Dolores said...

What a blessing that you have this precious little boy in your life!!!

Sure looks like a wonderful time together with your family.

Marie (once The Tile Lady) said...

There is no greater joy or sense of renewal than to see through the eyes of a little one...I know you are enjoying that little guy so much! Loved seeing more pictures and sharing a little of your day. Glad it was a perfect day for you all....

Peggy said...

Hi latane,beautiful little boy to share your time with!We all need to slow down and smell the roses.I love your new header and quote. I remember as a child blowing the feathery seeds and watching as they blew in the wind, as an adult I pick off the flowers before they go to seed to stop weeds spreading?!

ain't for city gals said...

What a sweet little one...Made me think of Sarah who I just posted about...I had the honor and the privilige of helping raise her and what joy she has brought me. It truly takes a village for all of us to make it through.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

What a gorgeous great grandbaby, Marie... I know that he brings so much joy to you... He's ADORABLE.

Pamela said...

My grandchildren keep me smiling with their unique perspectives. The six year old said he threw up on the floor at school. I asked him who cleaned up? He answered, "The guy that owns the place."

I bet he's right. Betcha the custodian arrives first, leaves last .. and knows more about that place than any other person. He certainly does own it, in a way~!