From the corner of your eye, you see your daughter fidget with excitement in the passenger seat as you head up the gravel driveway. You steal a glance to the right in time to catch the beautiful elegance of a handful of horses galloping up the pasture towards the barn; manes and tails flowing as they run.
Your daughter is out of the car before you’ve even completely shut the engine off, as she races to the fence line to get closer to the herd and join the other boys and girls who have arrived, tossing a brief “see you later mom” over her shoulder.
It’s another day of summer camp.
Despite the off-handed dismissal you can’t help but smile at the sheer joy you get to experience every time you drop your daughter off at DJ Ranch.