Sunday, June 7, 2009

Lightning Bugs

As a transplant to the Midwest I was in my mid-30s before I saw my first lightning bug. (For all the Northwest has to offer, it is not a home to lightning bugs!) I've been here 10 years now, and I still thrill to see these slow-fliers for a few weeks each May and June.

On a warm evening as the boys chase them, catch them, and marvel at their little twinkling lights, I can't help but think that perhaps that is precisely why God made lightning bugs: simply for the wonderment and delight of every child...... and every child within the adult who still marvels too.


Gregory Thaumaturgas said...

I've never seen fireflies before. I can certainly imagine how fun it would've been to run around after them though. :)

HSMom said...

Yes, west-coasters miss out on an annual treat, to be sure. I'll always love the NW, but I'd miss lightening bugs and Cardinals (the bird AND the team!)if we ever moved back!