We accomplished very little but did manage to address and stuff Christmas cards. It is hard for me to accomplish very little; it is difficult to do nothing but I've been cherishing a memory one of Taylor's teachers shared with me. I don't know if the teacher texted it or sent me a Facebook message; I have looked. I can't find it. I wanted to just take a picture and place here; instead I will have to paraphrase the story.
Leadership Retreat at UHS is an iconic event we host every year. We take 250 high school kids to Dry Gulch, a fake town near Grand Lake, and let them reflect about what is great about Union High School and what their role is in caring for it, leading it. At one of these retreats, Taylor and her friends were standing in the street lolly-gagging around instead of making their way to the cabins for lights out. When her teacher called out to them saying, "Girls - let's go. It's bedtime." Taylor sweetly invited the teacher to join the girls.
"Mrs. _____ come lay in the street with us and watch the stars." Her next comment reveled in the beauty of the stars and the miracle of their light. The teacher paused and joined them reporting that her exhaustion gave way to peace.
It was nice not to fight with Sunday and just be easy. Taylor, who came by easy so naturally, must have learned that from her daddy.