11.17.2011

thankful for the scattered {part 1}

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for

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even though they're no longer on trees,
still beautiful.

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scattered, but almost as if intentionally placed and perfectly so.

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also,

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for

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because when i think about it,
they're really just his

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and they're not just his joys...

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they are every bit as much mine, too.

so what at first seems like a yard to clean up
and a floor to pick up...
they are really just scattered joys.

. . .

sometimes this word gets negative attention...

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but in these last few days of autumn,
with all the leaves fallen from the trees and covering our walks and driveways,
and in these first several days of infancy,
with all the toys strewn about, blocking our living space,
i treasure the scattered.

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i treasure what and who it is that brought the scattered about.

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this november eighteenth,
i'm thankful for the toys and the leaves... for the color inside and out.

i'm thankful for you, sweet boy.

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9 comments:

S. Etole said...

wonderful, joy-filled images ...

Andrea said...

Look how big he is getting! So cute! I guess I never thought of Max's toys as anything but a mess I have to clean-up every night. But now I can look at them a little differently. :)

SueAnn said...

So precious and beautiful!
Hugs
SueAnn

Hi Kooky said...

I love the scattered too. :) Your little guy is so cute.

Shay said...

So good to see you. I think of you often and look to see if you have posted. WONDERFUL pics and words as always. Glad to see you are well!

Stacey said...

Those photos of the leaves are just lovely.

And Isaac....ADORABLE!

xox

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Hi there you all, looooved you pics.And geez how fast do boys grow these days. I'll also keep track of Isaac by facebook but it's amazing to see it on here.
Gladd you all enjoy him.
Just as he's a happy camper at your place. He could find a better place to scatter his toys and joys.
Hugs Dagmar

beth said...

i am so thankful to have been able to hold that sweet boy.....

his scattered playground looks amazing and i can tell he's having so much fun, as are you with your camera.

xo

Sherah said...

mmm. Love :)