Monday, January 16, 2012

Let's Light up the Riverwalk

One of the surprising benefits of Tonto's knee giving out at the bowl game was that we had the entire Riverwalk to ourselves, which allowed us to take in the Christmas lights illuminating the way at our leisure.

My girl has reached the age that she isn't easily enthralled or mesmerized but, y'all, these lights got her.

She just stood and stared and took it all in. Her mouth may have even fallen open a bit at one point.

Tonto was the only one of the five of us who had seen this before but this year was different as they added many more strands and transitioned all the lights to LED. It was absolutely beautiful, friends. 

One thing many don't know is that we were en route with a much younger Taylor to see these very lights in December 2005 when we got a call that my mother-in-law was being rushed to the hospital. We turned around immediately but did not come close to making it back to Waco in time to see her before she passed away.

Honestly, it was good that Tonto (who was so very close to his mom) was out of town when this happened. And we know she is in a much better place where we will see her again.

But there was also something sweet and special about finally making it there to see this sight.

And you can be sure that we soaked it up as much as possible. The girl and I even surveyed the lights from the balcony. At 2am. ;-)