My Dearest Summer,
It’s been so long since we were together and your absence is really taking its toll on the family. The kids miss you more than I can say and they keep asking when you’ll return. I just keep telling them that you are a world traveler, and that you are currently very busy in the southern hemisphere. I let them know that you will come back to us as soon as you can, but that doesn’t seem to ease their suffering.
I am very aware of the responsibility you have to bring joy to others and that you must spread yourself very thin to accomplish this goal, but the selfishness in me arises every time I remember the way you hugged us with your warmth and kissed us with your breeze. I grow resentful of the others now enjoying your presence, every time your sparkling waters and delicious barbeques come to mind. Why can’t you just hurry back to us?! I’m not one to beg but…Please?
In the meantime, we will do our best to survive Winter and Spring’s visit. Although I like Spring much better than Winter, and I appreciate the several rainbows she shared with us yesterday, Spring is still just a little too rainy for our taste. I always love to see the newborn buds forming on Spring’s trees, but I’m more looking forward to the shade of your tree’s leaves.
Until we meet again, I will have to be comforted by the memories we share…and until it’s time for us to make new memories, my family and I will be
not so patiently waiting!
Sincerely Yours, Donna