I love my son, I love my daughter

Kait and I are taking a rest day today in Portland, hanging out at Evan’s place. He’s spending the summer in Portland, renting a house with 2 other college students. He found work at a local organic grocery, and I’m very proud of him–for wanting to spend the summer on his own in Portland, for finding good people to share a house with, for finding a job that will pay the bills and a job that will continue into the school year.

I’m proud of Kait for going on this bike ride with me, for having a good job as a baker lined up when she returns to Minneapolis, for putting up with me as we bike around the Pacific Northwest.

Pride is an odd emotion. I want to say I love my kids more so that I’m proud of them; that makes more sense. But I am proud of the people they’ve become and the people they are becoming. More important, I’m glad they want me to be part of who they are.

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Evan makes breakfast before heading off for his first day at the new job.
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Kait writes in her journal and posts messages to her friends back in Minnesota. 
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