Last night Molly text messaged me to let me know she would be coming home to visit today. I had something planned that I knew she would be excited about and sure enough when she said "what can we do?" I was ready with an activity and I suggested that we go pick black raspberries.
From the time she was a little girl we have had a secret black raspberry patch that we can walk to and pick from. We don't get a lot of berries but it has always been an activity that we have done together and have done every year.
The night before on my evening walk with the dogs I discovered that they were ripe and I picked a few and thought to myself that I'd be picking raspberries with the dogs this year. So as it turned out I was as glad as she was that we could pick raspberries together again one more year.