A gallon of glue and a first time for everything …

Being 50 years old it often surprises me when I can say, “Wow, I’ve never done that before!” Like today, when I bought a gallon of glue. A GALLON OF GLUE. Whoa. I have a lot of teacher and principal friends so you would think that the volume of glue wouldn’t surprise me. But it does! I didn’t even know that they sold glue by the gallon! Milk, YES. Gas, YES. But glue?!?! NO. Heck, I even taught the crafts class for our church’s Vacation Bible School for years, and I still had NO CLUE!

Well, I hope you all have a day where there is a first time for everything!!!


Something new …

Sometimes you want to.

Sometimes you need to.

Sometimes you are forced to.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you try something new!!!

A new kind of goodbye … 

Today we officially said goodbye to Sidney. It’s not a final goodbye, of course, those hurt the worst. But it’s also not an “I’ll see you later” kind of goodbye either. This is a goodbye I have never experienced before. It’s a goodbye that assumes so much. Yes, we will see her again, and probably a lot sooner than it feels. But it is a goodbye entwined with change and an incredible amount of raw emotions. Life as we know it is done and gone. We are saying good bye to what we have known as HOME for the past almost 18 years. And we are left to redefine our “normal”. That is what this goodbye means.

And no, this isn’t the worst goodbye in the world, but it is certainly one I am unfamiliar with. I don’t know if I’ll ever really grow to like this kind of goodbye either. It hurts and it is uncomfortable. Truthfully I don’t think I’ve cried this much in a very long time. But as much pain that is involved in this goodbye I would want it no other way. Because this goodbye is also tied to the hopes and dreams of a beautiful young woman who is ready to start a life of her own … and I simply couldn’t be happier for her.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you say a new kind of goodbye!!!

Something new …

I just love filling our weekends with seasonal things to do. Today we are off on another Fall family adventure! It’s something we’ve never done before too. We are headed to Sea World’s Halloween Spooktacular! We have been members at Sea World, off and on for years, but we have never attended this event. So I’m super excited for this “first”!

Well, I hope you all have a day where you look forward to something new!!!