a light in the darkness
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Sunday afternoon I drove out to the lighthouse on the neck to watch the start of the
Marblehead to Halifax race.
The first race was in 1905 but only happens every other year.
It has been four years since the last race and this year there were over 70 boats!
They sail from Marblehead, MA , USA to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
This year the Space Monkey won the race in one day, 23 hours, 18 minutes and 29 seconds!
I came across this mermaid bench at a little shop around the corner.
My granddaughter would LOVE it, but the four hundred dollar price tag put me off.
This is the porch of a sweet little home located on a tiny little street about as big as a driveway
that is just between the local small market and an antique street not much bigger than a driveway.
They often sit out on their front porch whiling away the hours of a summer evening.
I've had 4 new children in my class of 7 toddlers this week!
We normally transition one or two at a time!
It's been a lot!
One of the children is under two years old and she has just moved from Japan with her mother and father.
She knows no English and has never been in any kind of care away from her mother before.
Wednesday was the first morning that she was able to stop crying and play with some of the toys.
I was thinking what an honor it is to be one of the people that helps this little family
begin a new life.
For this sweet little girl I am like a beacon of light in the darkness.
My job is to give her something that she can cling to and then find her way safely without me.
I love my job.
When I was younger I didn't like geraniums. I thought they were boring.
Now that I am older I love them.
There is something so sweet about a pot of geranium on the kitchen table...so cheerful.
A merry heart doeth good like medicine.
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