Bye bye, Violet


Today is my last time to chalk the driveway with Violet, before she moves away.

Giggling sweetly, she selects blue and grey.  She asks me to draw bicycles and an ocean, while carefully explaining to her little sister Lulu how the world works; “Only sometimes the sky is blue…”

Neither child can color inside the lines yet.  Part of me hopes they never learns this restriction and perhaps she won’t;  heir parents are exceptional at coloring outside the lines.  Daddy takes talent and creativity to an extreme level, and Mommy just stepped away from a traditional CPG job to run with Nike in new directions.

Just a few months ago Violet didn’t like the ocean or sand, but she’s now old enough to hapilly move to Portland in time for their annual Sand in the City sand castle event, sponsored in part by her mother’s new employer.

I am sending this special family love as they depart to live near a real – not chalk – ocean!

2 thoughts on “Bye bye, Violet

  1. I just came across this quote:
    “Life is grace. Sleep is forgiveness. The night absolves. Darkness wipes the slate clean, not spotless to be sure, but clean enough for another day’s chalking.”
    Frederick Buechner, The Alphabet of Grace

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