I took a break. Last week was tough- I really didn't like the first day of "empty nest syndrome". It felt like summer abruptly crashed to an end, and the motherhood part of life was over. Yet, its just a new chapter and I know the kids will return. They are both happy and where they want to be. I went out painting after work both Thursday and Friday of last week and caught the beautiful peach-colored 5 o'clock light. This is Bumpus park in Duxbury- lots of girls were having their senior portraits taken as I was painting- of course that made me a little melancholy.
Life goes on, kids grow up, yet the little miracles are all still there. The poignancy of these passages gets you right in the throat. Just breathe and keep on swimmin, swimmin.
Today summer returned- it was hot! I had a great afternoon lolly- gagging around my yard with my wonderful sister in law Karen , niece Miki , and mom in law. It was peaceful and relaxing. Finished the day with a walk on the beach with Winnie and a crisp cold glass of chardonnay on my good friends deck.
Life is good.