Because of our fast-approaching move, I'm trying to enjoy all the things I love about Durham this month. Mostly the people. There are so many wonderful people I'm going to miss when we leave here, and we're trying to squeeze in playdates and get-togethers like crazy before we go!
But also, there are places here that are dear to my heart. The path we walk back and forth from Flanna's school. The low brick walls she loves to climb and balance on each day on her way home. The honeysuckle bushes on the way to the park. And, oh, our neighbors' flower gardens. When we pass them on our way somewhere, Flanna has to smell the flowers, notice the elephant ears, point out the monkey grass. I'll miss those little things.
Another thing I'll miss is Trinity Park. A wonderful park just a few steps from our front door...it's been such a blessing, a place where I met so many friends, where I've watched Flanna go from 2 1/2 to 4 1/2. From needing help getting on the swing, to pumping her legs herself, to almost crossing the monkey bars by herself now.
And, lest I forget, a park where the Durham Symphony plays a free concert every spring. Right in the middle of the street.
Yeah, I think I'll miss that.
What do you love about your community right now?