Somewhere Down the Lazy River
One moment we were in the middle of Thanksgiving weekend, Dylan in the hospital, me in the throws of the final stretch of the election campaign. The next moment, Dylan was ahead of me, floating somewhere down the lazy river at the Syncrude Aquatic Centre. As he laughed going round and round on the clear plastic inner tube, I felt a deep sense of contentment and gratitude. I am content knowing that our family is whole again and I am grateful for having this "Island Playground", just a short drive down Franklin Avenue and in reasonable walking distance when the weather is right.