Saturday, August 25, 2012

I miss my carpool...

  My school is about 25 miles away, this means about 30 minutes in the morning (we leave at the crack of dawn before traffic), and 30 minutes- 1 hour in the afternoon.  For the past year and a half I have been so blessed to be able to carpool to work everyday.  At first it was with AnnaLeigh a dear friend from seminary.  She had a precious baby and switched schools, so we could no longer carpool. Then for the past year it has been with sweet friends Heidi and Sarah.  Sarah moved to another school, and Heidi just had a precious baby and is on maternity leave.  That leaves me by myself :(.
I learned that the blessings of carpooling are two-fold:
  1. The financial savings are unbelievable... especially with the price of gas these days.
  2. The time spent with my carpooling buddies.
I expected the first, but the second came as a surprise.  I love the time we spend together talking to and from school.  Sharing stories and sharing life, especially after a day with little adult contact.

So for now I drive myself.  I spend time listening to music and books on tape. It is okay... but not as good as my carpool time.  We plan on giving it a try when Heidi comes back from maternity leave... with an extra stop at daycare for the little one. I look forward to resuming the blessings of carpooling again! :)


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