Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Fall in Connecticut

The fall certainly is beautiful up here in Connecticut, staying at our daughter and son-in-law's slightly Bohemian artsy lair. The fall leaves are brilliant, the air is fresh, and we've already enjoyed a day of cool, clear sunshine. Their property is on the edge of some unspoiled woodlands, and the trees are magnificent.

Naomi and Craig have almost completed finishing out their basement, and the pool-table (along with a table-tennis top) was just installed this week. I'm happy to say that I can still wield a fairly effective pool cue, and the series of matches with Naomi came out close to even.

We're happy that Naomi and Craig enjoy playing games together. They're always shooting pool, hitting some ping-pong, or playing Scrabble, Monopoly, cards etc. There's an air of "we just love being together" in evidence here. The being together part is still much more important than anything else, and it's reflected in the - how shall I put this - "College-dorm chic" housekeeping style they seem to prefer.

The house, the yard, and their lives are just about bursting with what is possible. It's all, to some extent, a primordial soup of potentiality, and we can't wait to see what they end up doing with the parts once they begin to assemble them.

It's an interesting thing, to watch your children build their own lives. Part of me wants to play the part of director, full with our ideas of how to proceed. But we're not, and we won't; we're just here as spectators, a little bit anxious and a lot proud.

Bless this home, Lord. Bless Naomi and Craig and guide them in the lives they are building. We pray in confidence, because we know how much God loves them both. Amen

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