Castles in the Sand

When the waters rise, will our castles remain?

Like the ending of the Pixar classic “Inside Out,” (#spoileralert) when the characters discover that the most important memories blend emotions, we’re creating a core memory for February 28th that blends the heartbreak we’ve endured with the joy of Disney World and the announcement of our news.

I hate working in the yard. I highly doubt I’m alone in this stance, but I’ve always found weeding tedious and ineffective. No matter how much work you do, it takes very little time for it all to be undone. Yesterday I was tearing out the weeds in my front yard when Kelli came over. …

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There’s a strange process we go through as we get older. It’s really something that has become more common in recent generations, as many of our grandparents and great-grandparents never really left home.

We all grow up, but the idea of lifelong friends is becoming more rare than before. I know if my mom were to mention some of her best friends, most would be people she has known for decades, if not her entire life. The generations before us did not have the internet to create social networking and expand their horizons. A large percentage remained in one general location as they grew from children to adults, raising their own kids close to where they grew up.