Hey there friends! I just got back from a quick trip out to California to visit my son. I’m still trying to get back to reality and have been met with some super not so fun stuff (we had to have a guy come out to find a leak and fix it 🙁 ). Being in California with our oldest and his fiance, who made the trip with me, brought about all kinds of feels. So, please excuse me while I dump some of those on you today (I’ll throw in a few pics from my trip to make it pretty). Because, I find it therapeutic and maybe just maybe there is someone out there that is having some of the same feelings and will be encouraged to know that they are not alone!
Back to school time is in full swing around here. I have been liking back to school photos for a couple of days now, and plan to add my own tomorrow as our ‘little’ boys start. If you follow me on Instagram you know we moved our girl into her dorm Monday, and did our best to get her set up and ready for her first year of college. I’ve got my big boy for a couple more weeks, and then we be 4 instead of 6 most of the time. Weird.
I’ve been in denial of this time all summer. I’m still there I think. I’ve started seeing fall decor pop into my pinterest feed and I’m all like “noooo”. (don’t even get me started on the Christmas stuff at hobby lobby.) It hasn’t been scorching hot the past few days which I am thankful for. I am looking forward to scarves and boots. Having my days back on a schedule will be good for me, but not necessarily something I’m in a hurry for. It’s strange, when my kids were younger, I couldn’t wait for school to start and the bickering and arguing and whining of summer to end, but the older I get the more I enjoy the lazy, no plan days of summer. They get along better, they entertain themselves, we all sleep in…
But, it seems all good things must come to an end. As I sat down to write this post today, this silly little poem emerged. I don’t write poetry often, so be kind. I know it’s not great, but it says what’s on my mind. (rhyming on accident now haha) 😉 Maybe you can relate.
Hey there! I have some words for you today in honor of Mother’s Day that I hope will encourage you! With more transitions on the horizon for our family – one kiddo entering high school, and another one exiting, along with the last one entering teenagehood and another halfway to adulthood – I am filled daily with all the mama feels so to speak. And then, well meaning friends posts things on facebook like the new music video by Nichole Nordeman – “Slow Down”. Where are the tissues?!? 😥