Sunday, August 22, 2010

Sending Summer Off in the Sunset

The end of a great summer is so bittersweet. As this was the first summer which truly embodied a break in routine for our family, I am proud to say we embraced it fully. I am excited beyond words for the new experiences Big B and little b face this week, but there is a lump in my throat that holds the memories of beach days, field trips, lazy mornings and explorative adventures.

Many of the families in our village felt the same way, so we gathered at a favorite beach spot yesterday evening to enjoy the sunset, one last time. (For a little while anyway.) Us mamas and our babies have been so incredibly blessed to grow up together, but these gatherings with our partners are truly special. We are able to witness the harmony of our community and the common thread of parenting we all share: LOVE.

We played...
We gathered...
We laughed...
Our children worked together...
And explored in solitude.
And us mamas? We watched, fully soaking up these last moments of summer,
Until they were going...
going...
...gone.
And we have enjoyed every minute. Here's to the next adventure!

6 comments:

treehouse said...

That was beautiful Laura! Thanks for sharing. ~Brenna

Rose said...

Indeed! First Grade!!!!

Liquid Pen said...

What a beautiful memory! Thank you for capturing it so well....

Mama Bird said...

This gave me goosebumps! What a magical night it was, the perfect final celebration of a sweet summer. You captured it perfectly both in sentiment and image.

kollene carlsson said...

makes me cry... happy tears... awe! beautiful sunset!

quiltingnana said...

lovely