Growing up on the Finger Lakes in upstate New York made me a lover of the water. Whether by boat, feet, or seat, I have to be on the water, in the water or near the water. It is such a part of me.
It was a Sun-fun-day with family home from their first year of college and their friends over. We were paddle boarding, surfing, walking the beach, collecting shells, playing baseball and cooking out. Summer is in full swing and is oh so colorful except for our black and white paddleboard paddles!
They may be opposites but they compliment each other so well. Her daughter has dark hair and she has light. Her daughter wears a white top and she wears a dark one. Her daughter sported dark jeans that hot day and she chose white shorts.
They walked this path together like this almost forgetting I was walking behind them. It was so okay as we were there celebrating her daughter. You see, she is leaving the state and her family for the first time to go to college in Boston.
We’re all so proud of the funny, kind, caring, mature, intelligent, witty, young lady she has become. We know she is ready but as you can see, it is going to be hard to let go, for all of us.