Monday, July 26, 2010

and just like that...

...summer is almost over. School starts in three weeks. The summer has gone by like a flash. The boys have held down the fort while I've gone to work...they've gone to church camp...they recently went backpacking with their dad...and of course, lazed around the house. Seth is off to Student Council Camp this coming Wednesday...he returns Friday, which is also his 15th birthday. 15. FIF-TEEN. This blows me away. He is ONE YEAR away from DRIVING. It renders me speechless. And trust me...not a lot can do that to me.

I've always really tried to live in the moment with my boys...appreciating them for where they're at in their lives. I have loved every stage...even the sassy, talk-back stage. It lets me know they're getting minds of their own. And I like that. And so, because I love watching them grow and learn and become young men, I have always thought that I would really be OK once it's time for them to leave the nest. But I tell ya...the closer it gets, the more I'm not so sure! I mean, I will be OK. Do we have a choice? And honestly, wouldn't it be worse for them to never leave the nest? Uh. Yeah. I think it would be. What's that called? Failure to launch? We don't want that. We want them to launch. But still...it will be change. And I am really not good at it...no matter how much I try to tell myself I am.

Either way...summer is coming to a close. School is getting ready to start. And in two short weeks I will have a 7th grader and a 10th grader living under my roof. Where does the time go...

In other school news, my classes are going really well. I took three...which is one too many. But...I'm doing it. And I'm keeping up...pretty much. Luckily, I've been given grace from my instructors on some late papers. That helped. And I am really hoping that I will be able to pull A's in all three. I'll know in about a week...this is the last week of the term. Really? I guess in this case, time flying is a good thing! Trade-offs...life's full of them.

All in all...life is good. Things are humming along at a fast pace, but also a good one. My kids are growing...I'm growing...and ultimately, that's what we want, right? Growth. Movement. Change...

6 comments:

Denise said...

you go back to school early! we go back on Sept. 1st. Josh is growing up too fast. Meaning he has been spending time with older boys at church and now wants to be just like them. Not so fast Joshie!!

15 - wow, that will be next year. I can't think about that right now.

have a great week!!

Mari said...

Growth, movement and change...yes!
Although all of it isn't fun, it is profitable...or we pray for it to be so.

Love you. This summer is flying by.

xoxox

Nancy said...

growth is good. so is launching (when the time comes). wouldn't want 30 year old children living in our basement, now would we? and speaking of launching...our oldest will be doing that in one year. one year! oh.my.word. you may have to revive me next summer.

Tia said...

The thrills of parenthood, never a boring moment, and thank God for that. When they stay the course, we are doing our job well.

Congrats to you in continuing through school so well. Keep up the good work.

Kelly said...

We'll be homeschooling, but public school here starts next week!

Baby Mama said...

I agree- this summer...well this year - has FLOWN! You are so awesome for tackling three classes plus everything else in your life! you go girl!!!