No photos from the water park. (Like I would want my camera out near the water?? What was I thinking?) We sure had a great time on the Lazy River and in the wave pool. The Bug was fond of a "big girl" slide. Little E is sporting a farmer tan now. To top it off we ran into old friends and a former student, too.
Today, I am off to a brunch for the Women Faculty. This tradition began many years ago. I am so glad some colleagues are keeping it going.
After that, K, L, and I are headed for pedicures--and a trip to Sam's Club. (Oh, and Little E is joining the women for this outing. The Bug will be on a daycare field trip--to ride a train. She is so excited.)
Several days of hanging with the girls reminds me how much I miss them being around all the time.
This day is always bittersweet. It would have been Mom and Dad's anniversary--and also is the day that my friend Pat died in '99. They were both mothers and teachers. Mom died at age 58 and Pat, at age 48--both way too young. Today, I am thinking of how much they both have missed.
So, I will spend the day doing things I'm sure they would have loved: enjoying time with teaching friends, children, and grandchildren.
It seems fitting.
"When all that's left of me is love, give me away."