A Pretty Good Day

A warm, sunny day,
miles of dogwood, wild plum, pear and redbud
in full Kentucky spring,
breakfast with my brother from Ohio
and my sister from North Carolina,
a tire repair that cost three dollars
instead of ten,
grocery shopping with my son,
showing him how to use a froe
to split oak into shingles,
the detail in a colored picture
drawn by my granddaughter,
watching my grandson wearing
his birthday shirt and using
his new magnifying glass
to burn holes in dead leaves,
my daughter and daughter-in-law
making Easter dinner a day early,
nineteen of us having a meal together,
ten grandkids hunting Easter eggs,
holding three new grandsons under six months old,
reading to two granddaughters on my lap,
the adults watching an old favorite movie
after the kids have been put to bed,
and a hundred other fresh memories
that speak of grace and goodness.

H. Arnett

About Doc Arnett

Native of southwestern Kentucky currently living in Ark City, Kansas, with my wife of twenty-nine years, Randa. We have, between us, eight children and twenty-eight grandkids. We enjoy singing, worship, remodeling and travel.
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