Grandma invited us down the road with news of a leaf-pile ripe for jumping.


“Yes!” whooped Rebecca.


The Lord provided a crisp and dry day for her sport.


Somehow I think the trees were clapping as though they relinquished their leaves for a joyful purpose.

For you will go out with joy
And be led forth with peace;
The mountains and the hills will break forth into shouts of joy before you,
And all the trees of the field will clap their hands.
Instead of the thorn bush the cypress will come up,
And instead of the nettle the myrtle will come up,
And it will be a memorial to the LORD,
For an everlasting sign which will not be cut off.

Isaiah 55:12-13


P.S. Christian is not pictured herein because 12 is apparently too old for jumping in leaves.

12 You will live in joy and peace.
The mountains and hills will burst into song,
and the trees of the field will clap their hands!
13 Where once there were thorns, cypress trees will grow.
Where nettles grew, myrtles will sprout up.
These events will bring great honor to the Lord’s name;
they will be an everlasting sign of his power and love.”

2 thoughts on “leaf-jumping?

  1. Kristine says:

    LOL, great picture, she’s so brave to really get under all of those leaves! And too funny about Christian finally being too old. Doesn’t that just break your momma’s heart a little bit at a time? 😦

    • Heather says:

      Rebecca was slightly concerned that strange bugs would be hiding in there to “get” her, but those worries were abandoned with the sheer joy of jumping!

      And, yes, Kristine, I’ve been jolted recently by the discovery that pre-teens suddenly don’t want to do the things they’ve enjoyed doing the previous 11-12 years of their lives! How does that happen??? And then I start feeling guilty…maybe I didn’t do enough of the “younger” fun things while they wanted to do them:(

      Christian has recently grown several inches in height, and will soon be taller than me! His voice has dropped (several octaves, I think) JUST THIS FALL! So weird.

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