Someday when my girls have grown and I am looking back wondering where the time went, I will remember times like these. We took a spontaneous day trip to Lake Michigan. While Somer slept in the backseat, Savannah drove and talked as I navigated and listened. I relished the conversation, not wishing to be anywhere but exactly where I was (except maybe the driver seat). Later on the beach, I relished Somer's little girlness, as she repeatedly asked me to watch her handstands and underwater front flips, knowing it won't be long before she, too, joins her sisters in adolescence.
After time on the beach, we drove into town, walked through shops and got something to eat. The only thing that could have made the day better was the addition of Syd which means we'll just have to do it again.
Special thanks to a desperate English teacher who is reminding me how fast daughters grow up.