On Tuesday evening Jeremiah, our youngest, was promoted from Eighth Grade. He's moving on into High School.
Last Saturday, Lidia graduated from High School. She's moving on into adult life.
We're proud of them both. Lidia will be close to home, at least for awhile. She wants some college, sometime, and talks about moving to the coast, some day. Jeremiah and Isaiah will be in high school for awhile; I is Class of 2015, J is Class of 2016. We've got a few proms and lots of sports before they graduate. They both hope to play sports in college somewhere after that.
But it all makes a father pause to catch his breath. Sometimes when I'm absorbed in fishing out in the middle of the timeless beauty of the natural world, I have the illusion that time is standing still. But it isn't. It keeps moving on. All I have to do is look at my children to see that.