Watching the Kids Grow Up

Today was a great day. Overcast, gray and just a little rainy, it was a great day for ducks.

This momma duck was keeping a close eye on her 10 ducklings even as they moved away seemingly out of her control. She knows soon they will be totally on their own and no longer her responsibility. But for now, she watches and protects, teaches and corrects.

Watching your kids grow up is one of the pleasures of parenthood.

This weekend we had the pleasure of a visit from Chris and Annie and three of their friends who were all in town for a wedding. Even though the visit was short, it was fun catching up and hearing about how they’re all getting established in their post-university lives.

Knowing that we played a part in guiding our “kids” to this phase of their lives is quite satisfying. And the watching continues.

Cheers – DJD

Rain for the week: 0.0 in. Year To Date: 41.0 in.

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