In amongst the hustle and bustle of the past week I noticed the whitest of lilac blossoms peeking out amongst the green leaves.  Whereas the purple lilacs are now past their bloom, the white lilac is at its peak.  So similar yet so different, not only in its blossom but also its scent.  Our house has been filled with the fragrance of spring, although that too will be coming to a close as the last of the lilacs fade away.

We celebrated another ritual of spring this past weekend — a quick trip to the Kansas City area to attend my niece Alyssa’s high school graduation.  With her high school studies, sports, dance, and other activities behind her, she’s now looking forward to attending college in the fall.  Congratulations, Alyssa — you’ve made us all proud and we’re excited for you and your future endeavors.