This is our last morning at the beach. In fact, we are supposed to be driving away in 25 minutes when it will still be dark. I keep looking out the window as if the sky must know this and will bring dawn faster.
The week has great -- healing to have my feet in the sand and Ben on a surfboard, connections all around, trips to the dollar store for spy kits, cousin play, outdoor showers, ice cream, home movies. And now it's time to go. A gift when a week has been full and the end is still welcome. At home we'll settle into our last summer week -- warm the house, swim in the pool, walk to the creek and library, gather groceries to make school snacks and lunches once again... I'm feeling ready!