No, it's not Christmas. It's graduation. Once again I have another child who is graduating from high school and going off to college. For those of you who have celebrated this milestone with your own kids, you know how much a mom's heart can swell with pride. I saw her in her cap and gown yesterday and couldn't help but reminisce about her first day of kindergarten, holding her backpack and taking the "big" bus to school. Yes, I have pictures but if I post them I'm sure I'd never heard the end of it from my daughter.
With the end of the school year, we're all thinking of those year end "chores" we need to do. Clean the closets, weed the garden, go visit the doctor for your "annuals", and plan a vacation. I'm excited about this year's plans. My husband, Tom, and I love the White Mountains of New Hampshire and used to camp there all the time before the kids where born. The Old Man on the Mountain is no more, but there is still plenty of things we love to do. The week after that I'm heading to Orlando for the Romance Writer's of America conference. I'm excited about that as well because I'll get to connect with a lot of long time friends.
What plans do you have for the summer? What places do you wish you could go? For me, there are a whole lot of places in the United States I'd love to see. I want to visit Carova Beach and see the wild Spanish Mustangs. I'd love to visit Catalina Island. Don't know why, but it's been on my list of must dos. The Grand Tetons and the Grand Canyon are two others. And of course, my aunt, who lives in Hawaii has been telling me for years that Hawaii is calling for me because she sees my name and my husband's name written in the coral on the coast. So I'd love to eventually get out there.
Whatever your journey is, I'd love to hear about it (and live vicariously through you until I can journey there myself!) Until next time, many blessings, Lisa Mondello