I was having a hard time trying to figure out what to write about today. Even spent time commiserating with a colleague who was feeling the same struggle. I had some ideas this morning but I kept thinking (thanks to this challenge…constantly thinking!) something in the day would make a connection. And then I walked outside and felt the hint of spring in the air and I knew.
I had neighbors who became family. We weren’t next door but neighbors down the alley. We met one warm summer day walking through the alley with our kids in tow. We both had a boy & a girl, our girls had the same name and our boys were only 1 day apart. We began chatting and 17 years later haven’t stopped. When I stepped outside today my first thought was that it was great day for Stacy’s deck. For years we would christen the first warm day (even warmish) with an adult beverage on her deck. Coats and even mittens if needed but we would face that sun and hang in there till the last drop of sunlight was gone. Her husband would come home from work and never was surprised to find us positioned there soaking up the promise of spring. Our lives have changed and I’m no longer down the alley, but we still chat just as much and I’m sure Ill be back on that deck soon.