When my other son arrived, I held his hand as we walked to explore the lake, and said, "I feel like a little girl missing her mommy." We talked about how no matter what, that little person is still there. I was honored with three other mothers of the day, four mothers in all, ranging in age from 30's to 90's. We laughed and ate, and shared. It was a blessed day, and the lining of my heart is refreshed in its trampoline hold and bounce of joy.
On Saturday we went out on an 83 foot "tall ship" and sailed around San Francisco bay. It is a boat used to educate children. The biologist gathered plankton from the sea as we sailed, and we looked at plankton under the microscope. She spoke of the "invisible forest". It was an exquisite day.
Today I am still rocking back and forth, still rocked, cradled in the deepest joys of connection, research, education, teaching, inspiration, sharing, and love.
If you are interested in the tall ship now being built by volunteers so 1 million children can learn on it as 1 million children have learned on the ship we were on, click here:
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I sit here, deeply grateful, as this day begins.