Many times, I've thought how I'd love to get rid of the ugly chain link fence around our front lawn. But watching a toddler play freely on a lovely spring day, I've never appreciated it more. Perhaps we can replace it with something nicer someday? Justin has talked about making our lawn into a pretty little enclave, a crazy old lady's wild garden with gnomes and birdbaths, like the statue cemetery we had on Jamestown 14 years ago when Justin and Lee would steal statues from other people's lawns (we were kids, after all). I really kind of love that idea.
I hope to spend many more days for the duration of my pregnancy meditating on the beauty of nature as I relax in our little front lawn.