If you have school-age children at home, you know how full and busy these weeks are! I’ve had so many posts written “in my mind”, and had so little time to think them through and type them out. I bet many of you are feeling the same way. 🙂
So, before the weekend starts, here are a few random thoughts I’ve been wanting to write about:
Nathan: Is finishing Middle School Spring Practice today, with a real scrimmage game tonight in another nearby city. I got my first taste of what the next year will be like on his first day in full pad practice – he got knocked down so hard that he saw stars and his ears were ringing. He was ok. I was the one needing the “chill pill”. I got lots of good advice from seasoned “football moms” about the importance of remaining calm in public and letting the dads handle that kind of stuff. I learned that moms should wait until they get in the car to break down, and to NEVER EVER run onto the field crying “My poor baby! My poor baby!” 🙂
- Abigail: Is finishing her last two weeks of being in Elementary School. I registered her for Middle School this week, and can’t help but wonder where the time went! It seems like just a year or two ago when she wore smocked dresses and bows big enough to take flight in. She is excited about middle school, and has already memorized Nathan’s “6th Grade Handbook” published by the middle school news paper staff. I’ve never seen a child more prepared and “in the know” about all things Middle School. I’m excited for her to be excited. I’ve been having lunch with her as much as possible in these last days. I hear that in Middle School, kids – – – for some reason – – – don’t want their moms eating lunch with them! This is yet another time that mom needs not to break down in public. 🙂
(PS: if it works like I hope it will, I’ll show a before and after picture. But for now, the arm and DVD is all you’re gonna get!)
- Memorial Day: What a gift we’ve been given by all of the men, women, and their families who gave their lives to ensure our freedom. I thank God for them, for their sacrifices, and for those they left behind. I have no idea what it is like to have a loved one die in service to this country. But I can imagine. Please join me in praying for God’s peace, strength, and joy to overwhelm those who are remembering and missing loved ones – especially this weekend.
- You: I’m missing your blogs. The week has been so full of “living” that I haven’t been “blogging” (as it well should be, sometimes). I’ll see you soon, and am looking forward to catching up on all that’s going on in your worlds.
- One last thought – A favorite verse of mine:
Psalm 3:5 says, “I lay down and slept. I wakened again. For the Lord sustains me.” That’s how any of us can make it through an almost “unbearable” season of life. If you’re “barely hanging on”, hang on to God – He is the only one who can and will continue to forever sustain you!
Have a wonderful weekend, friends… I’ll see you around the Blogosphere….