When you choose to live in the same place
Year after year
Decade after decade
Roots grow deep.
As the branches grow and spread
There are choices you make staying put.
I think about this a lot these days
As people come and go from this place
And we stay put.
Nowhere in my life
Is this more apparent
Than on the Saturday before Easter.
This year was our 6th Good News Easter Egg Hunt
Once again Kay worked her magic.
And this year we had the added help
A new branch on our tree.
Paper mache’ eggs were a big hit
Especially when the kids figured out
They were filled with goodies.
Bird feeders are now sprinkled all over town
Helping our feathered friends survive
A colder than usual week that followed.
And, of course, there were lady bugs.
It’s was a mix of old friends
Children who have been here every year.
And some coming for the first time.
So that’s the thing about staying put.
Your life gets very full.
Making room for decades of friends
Connections and memories
While saving space for new friends and adventures.
Sort of like a mature perennial garden.
A slinky slows you down a bit!