I'm looking forward to today for a few reasons. I LOVE the first day of summer and that it brings the day of the year with the most daylight in the Northern Hemisphere. This time of year, I am energized by the bright light that surrounds me, and this week we have had a few days of spectacular weather.
More importantly, around our house today, we celebrate a milestone as my younger son, Cory, graduates from high school. Wow, that was a FAST four years. He’s headed to the New Jersey Institute of Technology in the fall, where he received a really nice merit scholarship to study mechanical engineering; he inherited his dad’s engineering brain. This whole week, I have been ticking off a whole lot of lasts, and I confess that I am pretty emotional about them. This is the end of a really big chapter for us, and when I focus on it, a big lump forms in my throat. I do know that lots of good things are ahead, and I look forward to watching Cory as he makes his mark in the world. By the way, when he was in middle school, he read a book a day. This is his first summer without required summer reading, and I think THIS is among what is making him really happy as he graduates.