I welcomed my daughter home from the last day of school yesterday. We cheered when she walked through the back gate…celebrating a successful school year and summer vacation; a season of slowing down and taking time to enjoy some of our favorite things…
like more blueberry cobbler on the front porch,
lots of shrimp boils,
and dining al fresco.
and lounging poolside.
wet towels drying in the sun,
and the smell of sunscreen.
Scratching books off of my summer reading list and staying up extra late to watch movies on t.v.
fresh fruit from the Farmer’s Market, fireworks shows and family gatherings.
Of course, my most favorite thing about Summer is having my daughter home with me. So, when she walked through that gate yesterday, I was ready. Ready and waiting to say …
It’s hard to believe two years have passed since then.
Despite the passing time, the excitement of welcoming my daughter home from the last day of school hasn’t changed; just like two years ago, we cheered. The difference is, this was her last, last day of school. So, I’ve got lots of hopes and dreams pinned on this Summer; the 18th Summer.
Hopes to cram as many of “our” shows as we can into Saturday mornings and that she’ll choose to stay home on a Friday night. Prayers for a great family road trip from Texas to California. Dreams of mother, daughter sleep overs as we settle into her new room in her new home, and for her future to be everything she wants it to be.
See you in class,