I have to admit that I’ve been in a bit of a funk today, sad to see the weekend come to an end. Amy and I had so much fun together. We canned peaches, made soup, and even went shopping to pick out a few Halloween decorations.
The thing is, I love my daughter. And not only that, I really enjoy being around her. I’ve heard that it’s common for kids this age to prefer the company of just about anyone other than their parents. But not Amy. We get along as companionably as those two peas in a pod.
Amy is a junior this year. Next year she’ll graduate, and leave the nest. And after having her at home for more than 18 years, it’s going to be a huge adjustment. True, the day she does leave for college is still well into the future, but sometimes the thought of it overwhelms me. Like today.
Not long ago, I found the following quote by Ann Frank:
The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be.
I went out into my garden this morning and really took the time to appreciate the flowers that are in bloom-like my chrysanthemums. I love that mums seem to be everywhere this time of year, because they are nothing short of spectacular. What would fall be without them?
Ann Frank was a very remarkable young woman, and at the time of her death at the tender age of 16, she already possessed more wisdom than some of us gain in a lifetime. It makes me so sad to know that during the last years of her life she was denied the remedy of peace and comfort she wrote about. There is so much truth in her words.
Happy Monday, dear readers!