I’m trying something new this week. I’m joining the “Five Minute Friday” challenge to write for just five minutes on a topic. This week’s word is “park.”
“Park” immediately brought me back to earlier days in my parenting life when we often spent afternoons at a neighborhood park. It was a treat for the kids to get out of the house to play elsewhere. They would run around and climb on the play equipment. In my breaks between supervising and pushing little ones on swings, I would sit on the bench and enjoy a good book.
For a while, when my oldest ones were toddlers and preschoolers, a group of church friends and I had a weekly play group. That was a special time of fun and fellowship for kids and moms alike. Some weeks, we’d meet at homes; occasionally we’d all go to the park for the morning. Now that our children are grown, we have gone our separate ways, but these young adults that were babies and toddlers together still have a special bond. These days, it seems like the only time we all get together is when another of our “babies” gets married!