Back in college, whenever I would come home for weekends, I always looked forward to taking an afternoon walk with my parents. It’s something my mom did on a regular basis and would usually end up convincing my father to tag along. We would walk in the woods and in the giant field beside our house. Sometimes I would fill them in on my studies, and other times, my mom would catch me up on everything that I missed. Sometimes we wouldn’t talk at all and just listened to the sounds of nature as we walked.
When I moved back home after college, I gradually stopped going with my parents on their afternoon walks. I always had an excuse as to why I couldn’t go. However, today, when I got home from work, going for a walk outdoors sounded great! It felt like old times with my parents and me taking the same path we always took. It was blissful and just what I needed. I couldn’t help but notice the flowers and Bradford Pear trees starting to bloom. After all the rain we’ve had in NC, the grass is a vibrant green. Spring is on its way, and I couldn’t be happier! Now I’m starting to see the joy in going on walks, and my mom couldn’t be happier! All around, I think everybody is quite happy! 😊