I went to the Veterans Day ceremony today, which was held at the Oak Bluffs School gym due to the cold weather. I have gone to this event on and off over the years, bringing the kids when they were younger to support Jamie as he marched. I’ve missed several in recent years, which I now regret. I have a renewed understanding of the effort put forth by our veterans, the sacrifices they’ve made, and the strength and resolve they have shown by serving their country.
Today I took my “baby” to Logan Airport so that he could venture out to the University of Colorado, Boulder, to tour the campus and see what it’s like. The funny thing about our trip to the airport is that I thought I was going for him, to make sure he got to the right terminal and gate. But as I watched him go through security and head to his gate without me, I realized he didn’t need me with him at all.
Today’s thoughts were rather nostalgic. Watching all the young parents trick-or-treating in Oak Bluffs on Saturday and in Edgartown on Sunday had me missing those days gone by. Truth be told, Halloween was always a little stressful for me when the kids were young. Looking back, I should have enjoyed it more than I did. But everything seems sort of hard and exhausting when kids are little. Everyone wants you to stop and see them. Costumes are hot or itchy. They’re tired. Or you are.
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