Sunday, May 22, 2011

Summer Around the Corner?


It is so hard to believe that my kiddos will be out of school for summer by the end of the week.  I’m not emotionally ready for it but yet so excited for it to come at the same time.  Usually, the warm weather ushers me into a phase where I can gear up for school getting out and summer beginning.

Not this year.

This year – I think we skipped spring all together. We’ve had maybe a handful or less days where I could even go without a jacket. It’s no wonder I have a hard time believing it’s time for summer!

Oh how I long for those warm rays to bounce off my skin!

I’m a summer girl. I was ready for summer at least 3 months ago. Maybe 5.

I think I’m also not really ready for school to be out because my daughter keeps telling me that I will no longer have an elementary student. Sigh. In fact, she enjoys my sad eyes a little too much as she has been repeating this over and over with a sly little grin on her face.  It’s so hard to believe that next year I will have a girl going into high school and a girl going into junior high! Not to mention I turn 40 in July. That’s just too many transitions too close together!

Seriously though, I’m excited about summer coming. (It IS coming, right?)  I anxiously await the day that I can wear flip flops and walk around barefoot.  And our family is heading to Guatemala in the very near future. I’m excited about that, too. Our second mission trip as a whole family. I’m so thankful that God has allowed us this opportunity to expose our daughters’ to other cultures and to see how He can be so real to so many hearts all over the globe. I’m also especially thankful that they can see how blessed they are to live in America and to have what they have. I know that this trip – just like the last one – will impact them and deepen their faith. For that, there are no words to express how thankful I am.

So, I better get ready for summer. For it’s a comin’. Whether the weather feels like it or my emotions are geared for it. It’s a comin’. I’m ready to open the door and welcome it in. It’s been such a long lost friend.


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