The Daily Grace
The Daily Grace

Summer Love

Jun 21, 2013 | nature & awe | 3 comments

Eliza and Jillian

It is my grand joy to have sweet Eliza home with me this summer.

It is our last together in the same house, of that I am quite certain. The world will call, and she will go.

But for now, I love pulling in and seeing her car in the driveway; love hearing her bang around upstairs when she’s getting ready for work; love seeing her laundry piled up in the laundry room. I love finding her “chillin'” on the sofa while debating the pros and cons of going running in the heat (for the record, she nearly always does). I love getting a mid-afternoon text suggesting “breakfast for dinner” and the fact that she’ll go anywhere, anytime, for ice cream.

I love that she loves her friends, that she misses them desperately, that she knows exactly how many days until she goes back to Clemson to begin her Junior year.

I love that she couldn’t let her BFF head off to Oxford without one more hug goodbye, so she made the drive up I-77, to Jillian.

I love that she’s here, my sweet Eliza.

I love that, for now, she’s mine.



  1. JC

    Savor every moment!

  2. Lisa

    I recognize that pose…only it use to be me and you!!!!

    • Cathy

      Girl, you are so right. I am going to the archives to find one!

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