We drove to Richmond today to help Phoebe, our third child, move into her sophomore dorm. Quite a contrast to last year, when everything was new and intimidating.
Now, her college is her comfort zone; tonight she begins her training to be an orientation advisor for incoming freshmen. She was glad for our help, but glad to see us go so she could get about living her life.
A big part of her life is her club frisbee team: The Red Hot Chili Peppers. Phoebe loves her teammates--an impressive group of dynamic, athletic, women--and this sport which she says values teamwork more than any other sport she's played.
I bought this pair of beads last spring at a bead shop in Leesburg, VA from a cup full of glass fruits and vegetables, planning to wear them to see Phoebe at Richmond. Mission accomplished. Now I can give them to a Red Hot Chili Pepper.