Thursday, August 26, 2010

back to school

Between my own school years and my kids' (ages 14 to 25 now) the school calendar
has ruled most of my life. Summer is too short. School holidays are treasured. Days are
arranged around school hours. Even now, with a senior and an 8th grader I like to be home when my boys arrive after school. There is homework to oversee, papers to sign and stories of their days to be heard... and cherished.
Always, at this time of year, I am reminded of how quickly the time has passed. Gone are the hectic mornings of getting 4 little ones dressed, fed and off to the school bus. Things are calmer now and I have the gift of time to savor these days. Someday the school calendar will not be of my concern. I will miss it.
For now, there are breakfasts to make, hugs to give and time for gratitude for this life that is often beautifully ordinary.
~Dale ♥

3 comments:

CEDAR JUNCTION said...

I still have to do a "walk through" on the school supplies aisle even though my boys are all grown.

Love the cabinet card. He is adorable.

Smiles,
Teresa

A Vintage Chic said...

Such beautiful thoughts today, Dale...I agree with you. My oldest daughter in college, and my two younger girls in high school...my baby a new freshman. Time flies so very quickly, and I am one of those who is definitely NOT looking forward to an empty nest!

I love the routine of every day and having a schedule...I love my children around me telling me about their day...so many things to cherish. Thank-you for expressing this so beautifully today.

Julie

Leah C said...

Well said! My daughters are in 9th grade and 6th grade...the school days are slipping by too fast! Like you, I'm treasuring this time:)

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