Saturday, March 25, 2017
Today, the first day of spring break, I woke up to my alarm at 5 AM, showered and drove 824 miles. I drove to the Minneapolis area and back to Chicago. 13.5 hours round trip. And I will repeat this process again next Saturday, as my spring break winds up. Why?
Because a special 10 year old lives in Minneapolis and is going to spend her spring break with us. I have driven this route countless times, sometimes by myself and sometimes with company (other than my young friends).
Sometimes I go up for the weekend, driving up on Saturday, and home again on Sunday. But, more often than not, I make the round trip because, in the end, I got more time with Alexis.
The story of Alexis and I is for another day. All I really need to say is that she is family in every way that matters.
Thank you to Two Writing Teachers for this opportunity to share this slice of my life.