December came but forgot to bring the cold temperatures with it. Coat-less days call for crunching leaves and wood wandering in search of acorns, squirrels, and elves.
The crisp air fills my lungs and it feels like fall is lingering long enough for me to get my feet back underneath me and my head more properly situated on my strong slouching shoulders.
The tangled upended roots of the tree make beautiful frames for far too fleeting moments together.
But the joy on their faces from such simple pleasures as being together, taking a walk, and holding hands down a path is the most hopeful and restorative thing in the universe to me.
I treasure our family days together!