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Friday, February 7, 2014
This morning on the way back from dropping off the High School kids I stopped by Berkeley Lake. I pass this lake daily and rarely do I stop. It has recently filled back up after damn repairs which took almost 2 years and it's beauty and calm is calling. It was 28 degrees when I got out of the warm mini van. I walked to the shore, took a deep breath, listening for a moment to the Canadian Geese honking and I watched one gracefully fly across the water. It was a much needed moment of serenity. This morning in the car 4 of the girls were talking about college. Three are in 10th grade this year and one in 9th. They have so many options now-a-days - one of their options is to go to college starting next year to earn dual credit. The other passenger, Dakota, the lone male is a Senior this year and headed off to college next year. I had a moment after I dropped them off where a tear, or two, leaked out. I'm so proud of these kids and what amazing people they are and at the same time a part of me is sad and grieving how fast they are growing up and how fleeting our time is together. So I took a moment. To stop. To give thanks by the water, which always calms me and send prayers of gratitude for my amazing life and how lucky I am.