We like to go on hikes, if you can’t tell.
No matter how cranky or tired I am on a Saturday morning…
Once we get out into the sunshine & fresh air…
I feel a healing, of sorts, begin to take place.
I think Doug & Johnny do, too.
Johnny is going through a new phase of independence.
If I’m being honest, it scares the crap out of me.
Wanting to be free & not hold my hand to do things.
To figure it out for himself.
And discover the world on his own terms.
I know this is normal, this is good.
But I can’t help but feel sometimes, like I just want to stick him in a bubble. =)
At least when he gets tired, he knows we are still here to carry him on.