From Summer to Fall

With summer just about behind us, time to store all our great summer memories and plan for the upcoming year. Being from the east coast, it always takes time for me to adjust, or not, to the idea of summer here. To me summer is hot days, hot nights, beach, ice cream, suntans, thunderstorms, books and backgammon. So I got 10 days of that minus the thunderstorms. We spent a week in Cape Cod reconnecting to old memories, and old friends, and then a couple of days in Boston, visiting the areas I grew up. It was great to reconnect,...

Summer Moves So Fast

So summer is more than halfway over, and fall just around the corner. It is amazing how fast time is moving. I just spent 3 weeks with Ruby, while Molly was in Jerusalem for 3 weeks with her grandparents and Aunt/Uncle/cousins, and Lily was at summer camp for 1 month. They both returned yesterday, and it is so amazing to watch how much growth occurs in the absence of family. In part we are so responsible for our children, and in part their growth has nothing to do with us, but more importantly to let go, hang on, hold tight,...