On Monday, my best friend, Jessica, and I took our kids to the lake for the most
amazing day in the sun. I grew up on the banks of this lake, spent my childhood
summers swimming in the watering holes and playing with my cousins in the sand. I
love creating new memories at places that are so special to me with my own family,
spending time together in such familiar surroundings, watching my children explore the
very same things I found so magical as a little girl.
It was one of those really great days, the kind of day where everyone was content.
The older kids swam for hours and hours while Brees, Jess, and I lounged at the
water's edge, constructing sand castles and feasting on ham sandwiches. We had good
long talks and let our souls rest in the gentle ease of the day. The simplicity of it all
spoke volumes: children need love, the great outdoors, and the freedom to play and
roam wild. Give us a shady bank on the lake and an afternoon to dance in the sun
and we are happy.