As summertime rolls around and thoughts drift to afternoons at the beach or by the pool, summer camp, vacation adventures and other pastimes, it’s important to take a moment to reflect on the past year – the past school year, that is.
Despite the fact that my children are in college and their academic years are truncated significantly from the high school days, I still tend to measure a year from September to June. Old habits die hard.
I think back to a year ago as my tearfilled eyes watched my daughters process through their graduation ceremonies. The triplets did not all attend the same high school, so we got very lucky that there were no conflicts. Even the weather was on our side! I was so proud of them as every parent is when they watch their son or daughter complete this rite of passage from childhood to adulthood.
My husband, Bill, was busy trying to capture the moments with his camera. He has always been the one to chronicle precious family events from the moment the girls were born. If it had been left to me, we’d have barely a handful of images instead of the thousands we now possess.
This June should be a tranquil one with no special events to plan at the Duggan house. But, for many parents, the month will be filled with graduations and other celebrations as their children move on to the next chapters in their lives.
There’s something truly wonderful about the lazy days of summer, when life slows down and families get to enjoy one another. This is the perfect time for (201)
Family to release the results of the annual Readers’ Choice Awards. There are so many fun things to do and places to eat and shop – more than enough to occupy your summer. Hope you enjoy.
And, for all of the dads out there, Happy Father’s Day! ❖