There is something very serene about sitting by the water and contemplating one's life. The summer has just begun for Lily and will start soon for Samantha as well. I think it is going to be a great summer actually. I feel like since Matthew has left I have actually begun to enjoy my children more than ever. One of many silver linings amidst the storm. I have a new list of goals and none of them have to do with making sure my bath tub is clean. Yeah!! This is going to be the summer of fun. Hopefully free fun. I feel blessed to have some great new friends that I truly believe God brought into my life at just the right time. He is so good at doing that. At the end of the summer I would like to say that I had a great time with my kids and that I am a better person as of August than I was at the end of May. I believe now is the best time to change whatever I need to change about myself and stay focused on being who God wants me to be, not being who others want me to be on their "what Tara needs to change" list.