The Cowboy Way

Is it the green of the grass or the warmth of the sun?
The freedom he feels when he can just run?
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Or the sounds of his family, the music of laughter
that tickles his fancy? Is that what he’s after?
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The joy he exudes when brothers play ball
Tears and then laughter when one of them falls
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He’ll often be seen, his tongue tasting air
 settled on the stoop, pondering there
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What is he thinking, what treats are in store
for this legend in training, this blessing and more?
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As Grammy, I’d tell you, “he’s deep like his roots”
But honestly his passion is only his BOOTS!

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Celebrate Something…Always

Like a dead tree teaming with life…

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Or a giant symbol of freedom, waving as we go by…

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How about being a little hombre, knowing you’re safe because big brother will always be behind you…

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Even taking your first tractor ride when you don’t want to…

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Whatever it is

and

Wherever you are

Cherish it

Remember it

Celebrate it

Life’s too short for anything less

The Laddie is a Tramp

I cannot, in all honesty, say it thrilled me when I heard the kids had gotten a Trampoline.

With a 12-year-old and 3-year-old on that behemoth bouncy bone breaker, I had visions of head wounds and little fingers and toes caught in the webbing, and mid-air collisions that would result in trips to the emergency room.

However, never let it be said that Grammy Rhoni is not one to ‘give it a chance’.

So, on many a morning during our recent trip to almost heaven…I sat with my trusted and constant companion and just watched.

I’m glad I did and hope you can see why.

My laddie is definitely a TRAMP!

The hours of laughter, sweat, and no tears are worth every wrinkle the idea of this thing gave me!

The hours of laughter, sweat, and no tears were worth every wrinkle the idea of this thing gave me!

my turn

I observed big Alex having as much, if not more, fun than the little Alex dude
But he DID get his turn!

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What heart wouldn’t melt at seeing the end of such a time?
Mine sure did.
What a sight!

So…I guess the lesson here, for all you Grams and Gramps out there…look before you leap; to conclusions that is.

Supervision, common sense, and a love for life is all that’s needed to make this a safe place to be a TRAMP!

🙂