August break

As I have for many years, I plan to take August off from blogging.  There’s a lot happening in this final month of summer: campers coming home (Whit), children preparing to leave home (Grace) and for new schools (both).  We have shopping and packing and laundry to do, as well as our final family dinners in this particular season.  It brings tears to my eyes to write that, so you can bet I’ll spend chunks of this next month in tears and morose.  But I’m going to do my damndest to live it well, to let go of my fear about what’s coming, and to pay attention, and I’ll be back in September.

I hope to see you then.

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  1. Posted July 25, 2017 at 5:49 am | Permalink

    Will be thinking of you this month!

  2. Amy
    Posted July 25, 2017 at 9:56 am | Permalink

    I get a lump in my throat reading about your upcoming month. Like the birth of a child, it can feel like we’re the only one who knows the magnitude of this moment. Know that I’ve been through a similar phase of letting go and have had similar feelings and have survived (not without tears and much soul searching for what to fill the holes with). Wishing you time and support and love to help you through this period of change.

  3. Jane
    Posted July 25, 2017 at 2:03 pm | Permalink


  4. Tamara Willems
    Posted July 25, 2017 at 3:43 pm | Permalink

    Savour and Enjoy, Enjoy … EnJOY ♥ ♥

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  6. Posted July 26, 2017 at 10:16 pm | Permalink

    Have a lovely break! See you in September.

  7. Dana Browning
    Posted July 27, 2017 at 6:08 pm | Permalink

    Enjoy the break.

    My oldest son is off to college, so I am looking forward to family diners, laundry, shopping and packing too. You remind me that the simple things are the most precious.

    Today we learned that my son’s roommate is a Boston boy! Some of my favorite people live in Boston.

    New experiences to come and trying to let joy replace fear a little more with each day.


  8. Gale
    Posted July 28, 2017 at 2:33 pm | Permalink

    Even good change is hard. Godspeed.