Tuesday, May 1, 2012

A Special gift for May Day....

Because of a change in scheduling at work for Shelley, I have been taking both Ry and GK to school in the mornings. Usually I only do that on Thurs. and Fri. mornings only.

This morning GK and I parked in a different place in the parking lot up the hill from her school. We parked in the shade and took advantage of the time to chat about life etc. Out of the corner of my eye I saw movement and looked in the direction of the movement. It was a family of urban bunny rabbits out for morning romp. Mom Rabbit scurried off into the underbrush as did bunny 1 and 2 but bunny 3 took a fancy to our car and came closer.

For the better part of a half hour we sat and enjoyed the antics of a young wild rabbit nibbling, kicking up his/her back feet, rolling in the dust and stretching out in the morning sunlight. The bunny pricked up her ears when GK giggled and sat up on her haunches, then cleaned her ears and face, gave us a sweet little nose wiggle and was off into the brush with her family.

GK and I both felt like this was gift to us. A good visit with an urban bunny is a rare and special occurrence.  Ever since GK was a wee little one, I have been telling her to open her eyes and heart to what life has to offer because most of the time the blessings we receive come from sweet moments easily missed if we are in too much of a rush in life.

GK will soon be twelve and moments like this morning are so precious and few......I won't soon forget the joy. Again, Happy May Day.

17 comments:

  1. What a special memory shared by you and GK. It truly is amazing how much joy something so little as watching a rabbit can bring to us. You are so right, Linda ~ opening our eyes and heart is a must.
    Happy Spring to you and yours!!!
    ♥ audrey

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  2. Happy May Day it sounds like it was full of joy & total bliss - you are right to treasure these moments, wonderful Oma :)

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  3. Nor will she forget. What a wonderful gift you were given and how wonderful you did not waste it.

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  4. I know just what you mean. I work near our city's river valley and see lots of wild rabbits. But every time is still special -- it's an honour and a joy to be in their presence.

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  5. how wonderful.....that bunny knew a couple of sweet hearts ....and you knew enough to value her.....happy Maydays all around!

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  6. the sweet moments of a grandma and her grand... You are right it was a gift... and you are the wonderful grandma (and person) you are because you realize that... enjoy... enjoy... enjoy!!

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  7. Hee hee, hope she hopped into school on time after that ;o) It's always fun to see urban wildlife, I think we forget they exist sometimes!

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  8. What a wonderful way to start the school day!!!
    Happy (belated)May day.
    Always, Queenie

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  9. Oh my goodness, that is such a beautiful gift indeed and what a wonderful example you set for the lovely Miss GK. Have a lovely rest of the week, Miss Oma Linda.

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  10. What a beautiful, special moment, shared by the two of you! Big Hugs Oma Linda ;o)

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  11. I love watching bunnies romp and play! Lucky girl you.

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  12. What a great moment for the two of you to share. Ten years from now at some family get together one of you will start out with, "remember when...". I love those moments when my grands are visiting and one of those long ago moments are recalled. Enjoy your day. Smoochies

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  13. That sure was a sweet gift huh?! Being there much too early was worth it. I see little black bunnys almost every day when i hop on my bike to go to work. But i ride so fast, that i never have a close look :-( Maybe i also have to go a little earlier ;-)

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  14. Love those "awwwwww..." moments.

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  15. What a lovely special moment you were able to share with GK. I'm sure you will both remember the morning with joy. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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