Sunday, May 10, 2015

I never thought...

that my adult child would be sleeping on the side of the road...


 and I am quite proud of her for doing it!

This weekend Danielle ran her second 200 mile relay race. The race is run in teams of twelve (I think) with each runner doing a few legs of the course. This year they ran from Hull to Provincetown, MA. The team rents a van, one member runs and one drives the van while the other teammates rest. They do get to stop occasionally for real food and they did all sleep for three hours on the side of the road.

I am so proud of this girl! She has grown up to be very active and outdoorsy. The total opposite of what she was like as a kid. As a child she was afraid of bugs, and didn't like to get sweaty. When she went off to college she hated the dorms because the floors were linoleum and there was no carpeting. Never mind the shared bathroom thing. Here she is today, sleeping on the side of the rode, and I am sure she was mighty sweaty.

I may be spending Mother's day alone, but having the joy of being Danielle's mother is enough for me. I hope all you mothers out there are having a wonderful day, no matter how you spend it.


4 comments:

  1. Happy Mother's Day Michele! I know you must be proud of your strong independent girl!!

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  2. Happy Mother's Day to you...you have so much to be proud of.!

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  3. what a great daughter you raised, kind of scary sleeping on the ground nowadays, glad she was with others

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