Monday, July 23, 2012

Heart-Shaped Rock...

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Not long ago my youngest son Jonathan and I were going through boxes of rocks (two categories; fossils ~ considered more serious finds ~ and sparklies)...we had just brought them home from where they'd been in storage for several years.

Neither of us can pass up a nice rocky creek (or public landscaping gravel, for that matter)!

So, we sat down in the middle of the living room floor and went through the boxes, rock by rock...

"Look at this, Mom!... Oh, I remember this one!"

Exceptionally good ones were first passed over for his Dad to see, then were put in another little pile to separate them from the rest.

We really did have some interesting ones!

Much more important was spending time with my soon-to-be Senior, who this time next year will be setting off for college...

All of a sudden Jonathan said, "Oh, I remember finding this...I kept it in my pocket, and gave it to you on the way home"...(we used to go rock-hunting in the creek that ran behind the kitty-shelter where we volunteered)...
He told me to close my eyes and hold out my hand...
and there it was...doubly lucky, heart-shaped and with tiny fossils!

I don't know why I didn't keep it separate at the time, but now it has found a home in the little dish (above) on my nightstand.

They just grow up too fast, and rock-hunting opportunities get fewer and farther between...

We're planning a little rock-hunting trip now, before school starts.

No matter what we find, though, this one will remain my treasure...♥


Hope everyone had a good Monday!

Still no rain...just hot wind...:(

Still hoping...and watering.

♥  ♥  ♥

Anne




13 comments:

NanaDiana said...

Oh-- That brings a lump to my throat, Anne. How very special- the rock, the time- the boy! xo Diana

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

That is so very sweet! My oldest is a soon-to-be senior too. School starts September 4th. When I was in middle/high school, I collected rocks. Even had some lava rocks from our trip to Hawaii when I was 14. One shaped like a donut. But I gave them to my first husband's brother when I was in my early 20's -- thinking I didn't need them anymore. Now I collect rocks again ... but this time it is so I can crochet pretty jackets for them. :) Happy rock hunting to you and Jonathan! Tammy

Tracey@Breathing English Air said...

How precious, and what a great find. We always used to come back from trips with lots of rocks, that somehow used to find their way into my bag! One time though, husband came back from and adventure carrying our infant son, who was perched on a rock the size of a bowling ball! It is still in our garden, we even moved it from our last house.

Liz said...

Its moments like this with our children (no matter how old they are) that we treasure for ever! Lovely post.

Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

It's me said...

What a special post !!...love it....enjoy your day darling....having childs is a miracle !!...love Ria...xxx..

Susie said...

Anne, I love the little heart shaped rock...it will always be a treasure to you. My daughter Kathy at 4 would scoop up any rock. She had three pieces of gravel on the tv once. I said , "Kathy are these your old rocks?" She said in her sweet child voice, "No mom ,them's my new ones!!"It makes me smile whenever I remember that. So thank you for your child's story and letting me remember Kathy's. :):) Smiles, Susie

Kerin said...

Anne..
how special that you found the rock; and the story about it is pretty special too!

Hope you have a great day!

Smiles :)
Kerin

missy said...

What a sweet post..The rock looks like a dog treat!! Have a wonderful day..

Mandy "Black Cat" Pratt said...

Awww...a Pookie moment!! :)

Mandy "Black Cat" Pratt said...

Delete that last post if you think it will embarrass him...

I'll edit it to just:

Awww!!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

A very important treasure, happy memories.

Dee said...

The time spent looking at them together is just an added blessing to the time you found them...this is a sweet post.

Cameron said...

That is the most perfect heart shaped rock I've ever seen!

So glad that it was your son that reunited it with you....at just the perfect time :)