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
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.
Best of friends
Headed for the trip of a lifetime touring
The sights of Europe
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
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