Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Don't Blink

Wasn't it just yesterday?  Our old station wagon was filled to the brink with not one bit of room to spare for our camping adventure to the east coast.

We were prepared for our long drive...
books checked out of the library
snacks to be doled out in increments
surprise bags to keep little hands busy
planned pit stops to let little legs run around and stretch
And the memories...
wild horses running on the island
s'mores around the campfire
riding bikes on the trails
sleeping bags crammed around the pack-n-play inside the tent
catching fireflies
keeping Annie from toddling into the campfire
keeping Zach from bulldozing into the campfire
keeping Molly from being the boss of the campfire

Peals of laughter and gasps of amazement filled our days.




Fast forward 20 years.

We are no longer needed for the planning or the packing.
Three siblings
Best of friends
Headed for the trip of a lifetime touring
The sights of Europe
New memories
Lasting memories
Of new and exciting adventures
All on their own.


Our hearts fill with pride and joy
To see our children, all grown up
Ready to face the world
Together.


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5 comments:

  1. Annie, Zach, and Molly are seeing Europe together! (I love how I felt like I got to know them in your three statements about the campfire.) I wish them the best on their adventures.

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  2. Love the time warp. Those days fly by so quickly. And at the time we were so burdened by how much work it was. Now I would take it all back. I do love having adult children, and like yours, mine are all best friends.

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  3. ACK- it really does fly! How nice that they are good friends- it is what I always hoped for my two, but somehow even at 23 and 25 it is not yet happening. I hope they will love their trip and imagine all the new memories they will have to share with you!

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  4. ACK- it really does fly! How nice that they are good friends- it is what I always hoped for my two, but somehow even at 23 and 25 it is not yet happening. I hope they will love their trip and imagine all the new memories they will have to share with you!

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