Sunday, August 24, 2008

annnnnnd . . we're back

Totally random picture i took the last evening of our stay at
the week long summer camp my husband runs.
It was fun. . but difficult in many ways i did not foresee with a one year old.
Several times in the days prior to camp i remember actually uttering the words
"it will be easy to have sam at camp!"

anything but. .actually.. . but still fun
and wouldn't have missed it for the world.

next year however i am absolutely bringing. . .a nanny.

The feeling overall for me was loneliness. . . the kind that you
feel amidst being surrounded by your oldest, closest friends
and many other amazing people.. . not to mention the memories of
the last 17 years.

While they were running around doing many things or just hanging out together. .
there i was, in the distance, by the swing set . . or on another quiet walk.

Several times i was able to steal away at just the right moment
and it was so nice to feel a part of it all again.

I did miss my laptop. . just a little.


Blogger Molly said...

Rachael, this loneliness you describe ... I know it well. It's all so very different putting those social forces aside for our little ones. been there. But it's soooo temporary, really. :)

August 24, 2008 at 10:07 PM  
Blogger rachael a said...

thank you molly. words of comfort. it IS so different and much harder to get used to then i thought it would be. I do try to treasure up all the little things and that makes it easier.

August 25, 2008 at 6:56 PM  

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