A BIG SIGH of relief …

I woke up this morning feeling something I hadn’t in a very long time. RELAXED. Sidney has been home from college for about a month now. George graduated from high school last night. Libs and Reese have their last day of school today. Our absolutely exhausting, unpredictable, and stressful school year is OVER. There were many times when I wondered if we were going to make it out of this one unscathed by our circumstances. It was a tough one. This past week one particularly memory has come to mind time and time again.

I was just recently out of the hospital. On top of everything else my vision was terrible even with my glasses on. Between the medications and being so sick everything was just a blur. But there George and I were, sitting in front of his computer finishing up his college applications. I remember thinking HOW? How exactly are we going to get from HERE to THERE? And what if we didn’t? The worry was incredible. So much “hinged on” those applications. Too much to even imagine the loss. He needed my guidance. He needed my help. No excuse was good enough. It all had to get done and it had to get done then. His future wasn’t going to wait for me to feel better and for me to see clearly again. So we did what we had to do and got them done despite our obstacles.

And here we are. Many months later. Sid home for summer and soon to be entering her Junior year in college. Libs with a Distinguished Scholar Award for keeping a 4.0 her Freshman year. My Reese thriving and ready to take on 2nd Grade. And George, a high school graduate leaving for college in just two short months. I can’t believe we got from THERE to HERE. Their resilience amazes me. They persisted and it all paid off. We made it. THEY made it.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you breathe a BIG SIGH of relief!!!

Relaxed and renewed …

I went to a beautiful wedding shower at the beach today for one of my best friend’s daughter. And ya wanna know what’s crazy?

First, that my friends have children who are old enough to actually get married. And second, that I can go to the beach, without even laying on the sand, and feel like I went on a mini-vacation.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you feel relaxed and renewed!

Relaxed and renewed …

I went to a beautiful wedding shower at the beach today for one of my best friend’s daughter. And ya wanna know what’s crazy?

First, that my friends have children who are old enough to actually get married. And second, that I can go to the beach, without even laying on the sand, and feel like I went on a mini-vacation.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you feel relaxed and renewed!

Sun kissed …

There is something wildly wonderful about showering and getting into comfy jammies after spending the day at the beach. My muscles feel heavy and relaxed from spending time in the place that brings me intoxicating peace. My core, warm from the summer. My skin, tingly from the sand and salt water, it’s almost magical …

Well, I hope you all had a day where you felt SUN KISSED!!!