Yesterday Alex left with his adorable friend Spence for a skating party with Spence's family at their farmhouse in NH. I hugged him goodbye and didn't cry, until later. It hit me as we were driving to see "It's Complicated". Alex is my champion, my cheerleader and my defender. He hugs me, kisses me, celebrates me and appreciates me. So it is no wonder I felt the sting of sadness last night.
As I look out the window the winter sky is brightening. There is a downy woodpecker at the suet feeder and the juncos are feasting on the thistle. Soon we will take the pups for a long walk in Estabrook Woods. Life is full of endings and beginnings.