When your Head asks you to go, you go. And when you get there...you are so grateful that you did!!
It hit me when the bus pulled in and I saw Tiffany, our always "First Mate" of the boat--it hit me then that I almost missed this trip because I was über in back-to-school teacher mode here at the beginning of the year, and I nearly missed the bigger picture: my "mom" and "historic side."
I was not truly thinking that this was THAT trip. The big ah-ha moment: This was essentially my Eagle Cove 3rd grade oyster boat field trip, where the boat came right up to our pier. The one that was always was:
This Wednesday, I had a goofy grin on my face all day.
The kismit in the day was immense the more I thought of it--especially when I realized how easily I could have missed it. The boating. The "green" building. The canoeing. The shore-side picnic. The more I thought about it after the fact, the more it hit me that I was blessed, encountering a rare and magical moment that was meant to be. Something I thought would never happen. Something in my daze of "back to school" I almost missed.
There's nothing more rewarding than a day outdoors, a day chock-filled with memories, and a day with your kids.