August closed out with a drive back home through California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas, 4000 in 9 days. Whew! I found out that Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) is my third cousin, four times removed, and General William Travis (from the Alamo) is either my fifth or sixth great grand uncle. Thank you Aunt Shirley for doing the research that would drive me insane, but that is SO appreciated.
My oldest started high school in August. (*sniff*). That's her 12 years ago; my youngest is behind her, probably putting something in his mouth (he was only 1 after all). He started 7th grade in August. Daughter just turned 15 last month, and Son will turn 13 in February. Whooosh (that sound you hear is time flying past you)!
I have some good friends who last year had their first child, an amazing little girl. I think they're still overwhelmed with the bigness of having a child you're responsible for. I say to them: enjoy it as best you can. It whooshes by so quickly. And while it does get easier, it also gets more complicated and more subtle. My kids are amazing people in young, small packages.
Thanks for reading,
p.s. Your good juju today: That whooshing sound you hear may be time flying by. Hang your head out the window at least!
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