Sunday, September 06, 2009
As we lead up to the time when my son will be physically separated from me by many miles and time zones, I am cherishing every moment I spend with him. Yesterday afternoon late he called to see if I would be OK with him coming over to "hang out". Apparently his wife needed some alone time (gee, wish my ex would have recognized when I needed alone time...)
So we took the dog and walked around a nearby lake. The path that goes around is approximately two miles long, and as the sun is waning in the evening, and as it was a calm day, the sunlight gleamed on the water.
The dog was in her element, of course, sniffing here and there, acknowledging the presence of others who were also enjoying the park.
It is on walks like this that I get glimpses into my son and the man he has become. It is on walks like this that we encourage one another. I mention my up-coming surgery and my hopes that it happens before he goes overseas, so he'll go with the confidence of his mom recovering well. He tells me he sees me as tough, as having a strong will to live.
I'm hoping for another walk mid-day today. I intend to go to the State Fair and get my annual treat: pineapple whip. With some luck, I'll get some company for the walk.