It’s National Lighthouse Day! And before you ask, I found this one because I follow something Outer Banks on Facebook, and when I saw photos of my beloved lighthouses, my eyes went straight to the post.
I love lighthouses. There’s so much symbolism wrapped up in each and every lighthouse, but they also serve(d) a critical purpose on the dangerous coastlines. I thoroughly enjoy too that each one takes on the flavor of its community and no two look alike. Most are protected by some sort of foundation and/or are part of a state or national park, so they will be preserved for future generations to enjoy, as long as the funding continues. (Hint, hint… if you visit or wish you could visit, even a little donation helps!)
For some reason, Lighthouse Day also seems to be the right time to share that a friend’s 17 yr. old niece is missing. She also works for another League-friend, so to say that this is too close to home is an understatement. I know most of you are far, far away, but the family does appreciate prayers, good vibes, or whatever sort of positive force you might send their way. If you are local, please visit my Facebook wall, find the most recent post, share, and keep your eyes open. Her car was found in a Charlottesville parking lot, when her last known destination was in Lynchburg.