Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Dog Days

This is what the 'dog days of summer' means to me:

Sitting down at the harbor in the gloaming
watching boats,
sun and water
glisten

golden waves of grain
(the harvest was well under-way 
before the end of July this year--so said my brother-in-law 
when he texted me that he'd 'harvested for me' for my birthday)
Sunsets earlier each night 
out the front window
More golden fields (did I ever mention I love
these wavy hills?)
Puppies...
(It is, after all, dog-days!)

And this one--my lovely SK--
packing up her life to move to the Bay area...
In just four more days.
I'm so excited for her and 
 sad for me.
Of course. 
Mamas can feel both these things at once.
Mamas do.
Sigh.

We always said we weren't raising children,
we were raising adults. 
Teaching them to grow up and
go.
And so she goes.
As she should. 
God calls,
she answers.

But oh, 
how I wish these dog days could last.


1 comment:

Pamela M. Steiner said...

(((hugs))) for you as your darling SK moves on to her new life. Her homecomings will be that much sweeter for both her and you in the future. Yes, I know how it feels to see them come and go. Even though we know they have to get on with their own lives, we still yearn to keep them close and to hear their laughter and see their smiles. God must feel that way about us, His children too.
Enjoy these "dog days" of summer...winter is coming soon. (But first, there is FALL! I LOVE FALL and can't wait for it to get here!)