Life is not a dress rehearsal!!

Empty Nest Chronicles- Day 1

Yesterday we moved Gabby, my youngest child, on campus to start her freshman year. It was a bittersweet moment, knowing I’ve (hopefully) prepared her for independence. I smiled on the outside and cried on the inside like so many other parents.

My husband and I made plans to go to the beach today.  We scheduled an extra day off for the additional down time.  Time for us to just relax, with the freedom of not having to think about work.  After all, this is the beginning of a new chapter in our lives.

We arrived at a local beach, later than usual so we had to select a spot in between other families.  We set up our belongings, I pulled out settled my InTouch magazine only to hear the mom on the right of me yell “Gabby!! Gabby!! Come in some, not so far out!” Exactly the last thing I needed to hear today. Then the Mom to the left of me says to her daughter, “Her name’s Gabby too.”

Well isn’t this great…

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