This wonderful photo is of my girls enjoying the summer...can't remember what year it was. I've been seeing on many of the blogs I follow, young mothers writing about preparing for their children to go back to school. Many blog about how they can't wait for the start of school year. I always felt a bit of regret when the girls started another school year. Summer back then, when the daughters were young, was a magical time of long lazy days. I hated getting back into the hustle and bustle of September with new classes and teachers. Then there were also the extracurricular activities... The first day of school, I always put a little note into each of their lunches telling them "I love you". I think I may have missed them more than they missed me.