Floating in a pool this afternoon I found my mind wandering to the parts of summer I will miss most:
The go anywhere, fly by the seat of our pants, feeling.
The swimming and beach days that include hours in the sunshine.
The length of a day feeling stretched out as we start early and end late.
The time spent with family and friends.
The ease at which my children go to sleep because they are tired after so much fun.
The natural ebb and flow of a vacation, camping, and then back to a pajama day.
Laundry, grocery shopping, and cleaning being low on the priority list.
Outdoors and play being high on the priority list.
Staying up late to watch episodes of The Daily Show with Joe, laughing until our sides hurt.
The list could go on and on, but you get it, there is plenty to be thankful for in a season that represents abundant blooming and harvesting. Life feels easy. And I will miss that as life picks up and the pace quickens in our lives.