Friday, October 7, 2011
This pond has watched the growing of our love. It has celebrated our engagement.
It has celebrated our victories: marriage, college graduation, pregnancy.
This pond has kept us company on quiet evening strolls.
This pond has observed the swelling of my belly and listened as we hoped for the start of labor.
This pond comforted me during the newborn witching hours, rocking my crying baby to sleep.
This pond has served as a sounding board as we resolved conflict, discussed friendships and made big decisions about church, jobs and moving.
This pond has been witness to cheerful, tearful, excited, scared prayers, listening as we've offered them up to the heavens.
This pond has offered it's entertainment through bird watching, splashing at the beach, playing at the park and seeing sunbathing turtles.
This pond watched me become a wife, a mother and a woman. I will miss it.