Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Running Ahead

"Hey mommy, can we run?"

"Please?"

Four blue eyes upturned and pleading.

A nod.

Facesplitting grins. They are off.

Running.

Two bobbing heads, downy hair covered by floppy-brimmed sunhats.

Two sets of brown legs running ahead.

Unencumbered.

Running ahead into an adventure.

Running into a day when they will no longer ask to go, they just will.

They will go.

Whether or not I please.

Brown legs tire.

Blond heads droop.

They return.

"Can we hold your hand?"

A nod.

Please do. Please.

5 comments:

Knittinchick said...

You're going to make me cry! That is adorable.

a Tonggu Momma said...

*Sob* Goodness, I am an emotional wreck this week.

Melissa said...

Oh, seriously?? This kills me! So true. Big lump in my throat.

Lady Why said...

Why didn't you warn me I would need a Kleenex?? ~sniffle~

Janet said...

Oh. So TRUE!!!!!