Something about spring just yells, "Enjoy Life." Just a gentle reminder as the windows are opened, the rains softly fall, the flowers pop their heads through the soil, awakening from the slumber of winter and the call to come outside whispering from the breeze..."Awake, Enjoy Life." It also beckons us to go fly a kite.
“Let's Go Fly A Kite” from Mary Poppins
With tuppence for paper and strings
You can have your own set of wings
With your feet on the ground
You're a bird in a flight
With your fist holding tight
To the string of your kite
Oh, oh, oh!
Let's go fly a kite
Up to the highest height!
Let's go fly a kite and send it soaring
Up through the atmosphere
Up where the air is clear
Oh, let's go fly a kite!
When you send it flyin' up there
All at once you're lighter than air
You can dance on the breeze
Over 'ouses and trees
With your fist 'olding tight
To the string of your kite!
Following the instructions from Mary Poppins, (now who doesn't follow Mary Poppins!), Benjamin and I made us a kite. Celebrating March, we assembled a kite and took it to the open field to fly. You know flying a kite is a lot of work...you have to run, you have to throw it up in the air, you have to slowly release the string, avoid the tree limbs and then step back and watch it soar. As I played with my youngest child, I remembered Erma Bombeck's article on kids are like kites.(click to read) My season of watching some of my children as they soar is exhilarating. Holding my breath as I see them lose altitude or head toward the encumbrance of tree limbs, as well as delighting and rejoicing when I see them soar high, where others can now see the beauty God has created in them. As I watch those kites fly, I am also training two others to fly solo one day also. The lesson learned while flying a kite....it is easier when the kite soars high with the wind....effortless, no struggling, relaxed...like when I allow the Lord to bring me up high with Him. Soaring with Him allows this mother to release their strings and allow them to soar.
|My Let's Go Fly a Kite Spring Mantel|
When was the last time you flew a kite? How about the last time you sang the song from Mary Poppins?