She competed (and won) at Nationals.
He had a major tournament.
He secured a teaching job for 2018/19.
She graduated from St. Olaf college.
He competed at the state championships.
He graduated from high school.
We threw a party.
And this morning, as I write this, I feel like I can finally exhale.
It’s like that scene in Jerry McGuire, right after their wedding, when Renee Zellweger looks at Tom Cruise and says, “We did it.”
True, they were destined for a bumpy 20 minutes in that movie, but in the end, she completed him.
And here I sit, having completed one of the most exciting six weeks of my life to date.
This summer will be the start of the next transition.
Aidan is moving out in August for law school at the University of Minnesota. Cole is moving out on September 1 to begin his next phase as a St. Olaf College student. Dan will begin to prepare for the switch to teaching a Grades 3 and 4 split. And me? I guess the main for me is simply to remember that no two days are really alike and I continue to marvel at how lucky I am to have this air in my lungs and how lucky I am to have this experience of life.
My summer will be full of work, and hopefully a bit more play, too. I have many projects in my brain and in process. I have an e-course coming. I have a 5K race I’m training for. And I plan to soak in as much time with my family as possible.
I’d like to write more this summer, possibly. I feel like more should be said about this middle place of life. I’m not sure if I’m the one to write it, but who knows, maybe I can do my part.