Two are better than one

Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up!

- Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

When I look at this picture, I am just simply….at peace.

I was watching Colten and Caley at the pond this spring feeding our yearly geese families.  They were having a grand time with each other and would get excited as the geese came nearer with each toss of bread crumbs.  Colten’s dog, Coy, must have been enjoying their comradery and giggles too as she sit or lay silently nearby, reserving her urges to jump in the water for a little goose chase.

After the bread crumbs were gone, I noticed them sitting on the bench just studying the geese.  I wish I could hear the conversations.  I could only make out that there was conversation but will never know the depth of it.  The longer they talked, the closer Caley would scoot over to her big brother, her “Buddy”.  Soon, they were right next to each other and the arms reached around the other.  I often wonder what thoughts were being spoken during this time.  Were they just having a moment?  Were they realizing how much they really love each other?  Were they aware of their lifelong bond they will forever have?  Were they just slowing down from their non-stop play and realizing that they were amongst good company?  Were they marveling at the geese that come home every spring and enjoying the simplistic beauty of the monogamous pairs?  I’ll never know.  All I know is that I was glad I happened to look out when I did.  I wonder how many other “moments” we miss when we just don’t pay attention.