The Spot

Growing up, my parents took my sisters and I to a park. I never remembered the name of it. I never remembered anyone else knowing if this place when I was younger because I just remember my parents, sisters, and I being at this park when we were there. No one else. Ever. I thought of it as a secret. My family’s secret spot.

When I moved back to the area, I realized the spot was not a secret but an actual park on a map where others actually visited with their pets and families to walk the trails, play in the active springs which leads through a small creek into a lake. There have been weddings and family events at ‘the spot’ when I came back to visit during my time away from the area. However, I spent a lot of time by myself at ‘the spot’. I’ve walked the trails, enjoyed the peace I found looking out into the water or sitting next to a small water fall and just listening to nature, my thoughts, and feelings. I love this place!

When one of my best friends from high school visited home from Georgia last summer, she took our pictures here. The kids and I visit every once in awhile together. Most times, I visit by myself to find my ground and balance when the kids are with their dad.

Last week was my birthday and I received a couple gift cards for one of our favorite restaurants – but it is 30 minutes away. On Saturday, I took the kids to lunch meeting up with a dear friend from college. On our way home, I asked Britney if she wanted to stop by ‘ the spot’ on the way. She agreed as the weather was beautiful!

I’ll let the pictures take over the rest of this post…

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We’re always a bit cautious when we first get here.

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Britney getting a bunch of rocks to throw in the water while Ryan finds a secret stream from another active spring under ground.

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Britney – just checking it all out!

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Just a boy and his rocks. He would sit here all day and throw rocks in the water.

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Can’t tell he loves this place right..? Heh.

Thank you for caring and loving my beautiful children!

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