when summer comes to an end

when summer comes to an end

My guess is that I’ll find the words soon enough. That I’ll sit down at my keyboard the day I drop my daughter off for her first day of high school and my heart will pour out. It happened on the first day of Kindergarten, just like that. And I sobbed. That was nearly 10 years ago.

I’m not in exactly sure how it will all go down this time, all I know is there are only a few days left before summer comes to end and with that, a part of her childhood is ending too.

On the cusp of such big things, I shot this image the other night at a friend’s pool. For now, it says everything.

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18 Comments
  • Plaucrane
    Posted at 13:51h, 26 August Reply

    The image–yes, it does.

  • Plaucrane
    Posted at 13:54h, 26 August Reply

    The image–yes, it does.

  • Els
    Posted at 16:19h, 26 August Reply

    Sweet… I am a sap like that. 🙂 Hated summer break being over. We are back in school for a week now. And still sad.
    I have really been trying to embrace each part of the year… season by season. ( i am in Ut. so we do have at least 4 seasons…)
    And fall i struggle with. Love spring, and adore summer! Thanks for sharing, and opening up part of your heart!

  • amy
    Posted at 16:27h, 26 August Reply

    i go through a sort of mourning every august. it starts creeping in as soon as the solstice has passed. and with every passing day i start to feel it's weight bearing down. and then, just like that, it's all over and something new begins. i wonder every year why, if this causes me such angst, am i doing it wrong?

  • Dotti
    Posted at 17:09h, 26 August Reply

    Tracey … such a beautiful photo! … < sigh > … And you've stated what every mother feels. My daughter is 34 and now I find myself reliving the same emotions with my 4-year old granddaughter, who lives very near to us.

    I think it's called "life".

  • Marcie
    Posted at 18:59h, 26 August Reply

    The transition to high school really is a big deal..and the time flies so fast. Such a beautifully evocative image – of a young girl..coming of 'age'!!!

  • Life in Eden
    Posted at 19:03h, 26 August Reply

    oh it does, a perfect angle showing her new self. a young woman. I'll be thinking of you this week. xo

  • shelley
    Posted at 20:45h, 26 August Reply

    it seems like only yesterday you were the sweet blond girl going off to high school…
    my mommy heart still remembers… and the tears always come.

  • Ellie A
    Posted at 20:47h, 26 August Reply

    I was just thinking that as this year is a big year for my oldest in less then a mth he will turn 13. Wasn't I just holding his hand so he would learn to walk? We will plan as next year he will go HS & my youngest will enter Kindergarten..OH the mess I will be but just like that I have the honor of watching them spread their wings & fly.. but for now I'll keep dreaming w/the few last days of Summer we have left…

  • Lindsey (aka modchik)
    Posted at 21:41h, 26 August Reply

    Just lovely lady. I am in the same boat with a new freshman, we can hug/hold one another.

  • Julia
    Posted at 18:07h, 27 August Reply

    i love this 🙂

  • jacqueline
    Posted at 03:12h, 28 August Reply

    Dearest sweet tracey, such beautiful photo and words. Wishing you a lovely merry happy weekend and enjoy soaking up on your last days of summer! Love to you!

  • Chelsea
    Posted at 05:42h, 28 August Reply

    Incredible shot Tracey it really does say so much. Powerful words, powerful photo. xo.

  • tiffany
    Posted at 06:20h, 05 September Reply

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