Thursday, June 2, 2016
Today is the first full day of having all three of my children on summer vacation. This summer is all booked up with good activities: band, worship arts camp, VBS, a trip to DC with grandparents, an overnight amusement park trip with their youth group, the state fair, a family vacation at the lake, and hopefully many spontaneous trips to swim, bike, and doctors, dentists, driving practice, a few lazy days of reading for fun. Oh my!
The time will fly by. My oldest starts his senior year on July 27th. July 27th!! We are on the final countdown to college. He takes the SAT this Saturday. The college visits are woefully overdue. We need to add a few to our summer plans. This does not leave much downtime for us.
Therefore, I am going to make a real effort to savor the quieter moments of a few days here and there. It will be enough, but not all I crave after a busy school year just finished. It will be enough, I must remind myself. Just as I brace myself for the long winter, I must prepare my heart for the busy summer. I tend to default to quiet days at home. These are more precious to me in the summertime. I do not know how many I will have this summer, so I must remember to savor each one.