The Joy Of A Robin
I thought about one of the old photos in my collection yesterday when I was looking after my granddaughter Scarlett. Not yet two years old she loves animals and wildlife. We have been teaching her the names of different birds and while out and about she was overjoyed to see a “Rodin” . We were so pleased that she had recognised one without prompting from us.
That afternoon in the spring sunshine we were out in the garden. She was sitting on the bench with my youngest daughter watching me watering some new plants when another little robin starting running about in the flower bed. So tame and cheeky it was right next to us and Scarlett could not contain her joy at the moment.
Later that evening after Scarlett had gone I was thinking how wonderful moments like this make memories but I doubt Scarlett will remember it . If only we had been ready and taken a photograph it may have become a memory in life. One to hold onto in adulthood as a precious childhood moment. It is a lesson learned. Forget selfies with your children and grandchildren but capture the moment around you.
This is the lovely photo I thought of, look at the expressions on the women’s faces, it really is a tiny moment in time to bring joy forever. It certainly brings me joy when I look at it.
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