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Flashback Friday — Sea changes

Snow. Ice. Bitter cold. We need a bit of summer warmth, so I’m flashing back today to June 2000, when my friend, Jacquie, and I gathered the kids and met up at Mystic Aquarium in upstate Connecticut.

Kathryn, Catherine, Laura and Dominic.

Kathryn, Catherine, Laura and Dominic. Not sure why they are saluting!

It was a great day — being together, seeing the creatures (the beluga whales were a huge hit as I recall), having lunch on a picnic table outside.

This photo is tucked into one of Catherine’s memory boards; I spied it on Sunday after Jacquie and her youngest, Laura, headed back home after a weekend visit.

All four of them are grown up now — Kathryn a college graduate making her way in the grownup world; Catherine and Dominic a year apart in college; Laura enjoying her senior year of high school.

Last Saturday, I had the chance to see Laura soar and leap her way to a medal at a gymnastics meet in Stamford. She was the picture of poetry in motion, all muscle, skill and determination.

Afterward, though, I couldn’t help thinking about her and the other three in their younger years, eyeing the sharks, talking to the penguins and belting “Baby Beluga” at the top of their lungs,

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About Terri S. Vanech

Wife, mother, communications specialist, Jazzercise instructor and recently reunited adoptee. I'm living out loud -- and trying to make it all work -- in midlife. Having a sense of humor sure helps.

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One thought on “Flashback Friday — Sea changes

  1. This is great. Thanks for the memory of fun times. Enjoyed our quick visit!

    Posted by Jacquie | February 20, 2015, 11:30 am

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