Monday, September 22, 2008

Bittersweet Goodbye

Its that time of year. Time to unload the beach mats out of my trunk, time to properly cover and store the pool loungers, time to say goodbye to Summer. I went in to full comptemplative mode today when I realized that this may be the last summer in our "family home." (We are currently selling my mom's house.) While there are great things in store for all of us, I realized that this home houses the pool that each of my nieces and nephews learned to swim in. Every summer I have had the pleasure of witnessing their progress, their fancy dives, and their innovative pool games, and I am pleased to report that even the youngest of the bunch now jumps in the water without hesitation. (It is quite a sight to see a 2 year old with no fear what so ever of the deep end; its actually a little frightening!)
Here is my final farewell to summer and the pool that has harmoniously brought so much joy to our family...

Today marks the first day of autumn. While it is hard to say goodbye to the long, sunshine-filled days of summer, I have to admit I am a huge fan of fall! I love everything about it and though I will miss our pool days, I welcome the change of the season with open arms!


Jen and Bern said...

What a beautiful post! Though I tend to fall into winter depression, I now have a wedding to look forward to!!! You always have the ocean. :)

Savvy Mode SG said...

i can we can hang on for a few more day here in so. cal. but yes i am ready for change now too. thinking about putting away summer clothing for fall/winter.