Another summer is nearly complete. This time of year is always bittersweet for me. On one hand, a new school year lies ahead and another summer goodbye. I love spending time with my kids. As we all prepare for a new season I’ve been reflecting on how quickly the years have gone by. (Photo, 1st day of school 2010).
I can’t help looking back to all their “first” days of school. There were tears and smiles and butterflies. No one was quite ready, nor was I. Even though they are getting older I still miss them every Fall. It takes me a few weeks to adjust to the quiet of the house, the lack of requests, and no one to run my errands with, but eventually we all do. Sometimes I wonder what I did to be blessed with such a beautiful life. It’s not perfect, but beautiful in every sense. There was a time in my life when I wasn’t sure I would ever find someone and get married let alone be married with three wonderful children. It’s not all sunshine & roses, we have our struggles, our moments, our days where we falter. We are all imperfect, but I truly believe there is beauty in the imperfect of us and life. I embrace the life we live, all of it. The extraordinary and more importantly the ordinary. The tiny moments that make up our lives. I relish each one. I give thanks to Christ for my precious family every single day. It’s my last thought at night and the first when I awake. I give thanks for his mercy and grace and pray that he will continue to bless our family.
My prayer for all of you today is to be blessed and happy this beautiful Fall season. Thank you for sharing it with me.