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The Swishing of Sails

There are russet and yellow and white sails swishing by in the rear view mirror, the eaves of the houses I pass appear that way to me today. The sky is clear and the daisies dot the hedgerows like freshly fallen snow. The birds sing and I sing along. I look at my reflection in the mirror, my eyes bright and blue.  I wave to strangers. I am light as thistle down drifting in the breeze. I celebrate. My son has excelled. He has passed his test, achieved his goal, realised his dreams. He will play Basketball for Ireland. His victory is great. I buy a way too expensive bottle of champagne and profiteroles laden with fresh cream. I stow them away in the refrigerator. Dinner marinates in a pot. The card is written. It says; Dear Son, thank you for teaching me a valuable lesson today. I have learned from you. You never gave up. You kept going despite many obstacles. You rose early in the darkest of mornings to travel across the country to practice. You never complained. I remember when you were two years old how you climbed onto a chair and tried to throw a basketball into a hoop towering over your blond tresses. Now you can reach for anything. You have what life challenges you to possess....I put the card in its silver envelope and seal it and head down to the garden. There is much planting to be done.

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Congratulations to your son,

Congratulations to your son, Mary. There is a lot to be said for tenacity.

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Thank you Ellen. Tenacity is

Thank you Ellen. Tenacity is his middle name!

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Congratulations! Your whole

Congratulations! Your whole family must be so proud today!Isn´t that feeling wonderful? When your kid achieves something he´s put a lot of effort into getting?
If Ireland plays against Brazil in basketball I promise I´ll say good things about that Wilkinson player and his mom. :-D

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THAT IS SO KIND OF YOU

THAT IS SO KIND OF YOU Luciana, thank you, hope all is well in the Lhullier household!

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How Wonderful!

I remember the delight my step son had when he learned he could make me laugh and the satifaction he took in realizing he has things to teach me. I am so pleased for both of you, what a joy! Go Ireland!!!!

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Thank you Sherrie!

Thank you Sherrie!

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Hey, Mary. I just had a

Hey, Mary. I just had a thought. If you haven't done so already, I think it might be time to have The Talk. Athletes tend to be babe magnets. :-D

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Ellen! We have had ''The

Ellen! We have had ''The Talk'' and yes, he is a babe magnet, more so than ever since yesterday when the school put posters all over the hall and foyer announcing his promotion to the Irish team! He tells me it is all so embarrassing as he checks himself out in the mirror for the one thousandth time. Help!!! 

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Yeah for our Boy!

We all rejoice with you that he made the team. How exciting and how promising for his future. Don't you hope he doesn't hae time for those girls? Ha. Ha.

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Thanks so much Sue! Boys

Thanks so much Sue! Boys will be boys.....