Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Happy Mother's Day

That's what someone said to me one year when I told them I'd just dropped of my kids for their first day back at school :)

Back to School came a little too quickly for me this time around, partly because this summer's been rougher than usual. Two dear people in our lives passed away, and I find myself thinking of them--and eternity--often.

I've also had the book deadline to contend with--a blessing for sure, but tough with three kids and a revolving office door. (Note to self: Next summer, thicker insulation and a new lock for the office...)

So yesterday, after the kids were settled in their classes, and after I'd spent some time editing my book, I hopped on my bike and headed to the beach. The sand was virtually empty, except for gulls and the occasional mom with toddler in tow. Blue sky, breezy sunshine, warm air--a welcome, meditative mindset. Why don't I do this more often? Why do I allow myself to regularly miss days like this?

I'm not sure of the answer, and I'm still a little sad that summer's come to a close (maybe not on the calendar, but in the household for sure). I'd like to think, though, that as my kids began a new season yesterday, so did I.

3 comments:

Georgiana said...

How wonderful to live so close to the water! I can't even imagine.... Sorry to hear about the special people in your life who passed, that's always hard. Summer went by entirely too fast this year. What's up with that?

Julie Carobini said...

Georgiana--You have to watch the video in my previous post. Hilariously inaccurate.

Mrs. Sidney said...

I want to go to the beach right now to spent some quiet time alone.

I hope you kids are enjoying school.