Thursday, June 2, 2016

Savoring June

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.


  1. Wow, lazy days of reading for fun ... That's a good idea! Here we had to wait 5 weeks for summer holiday.

  2. We start our first year of high school next school year....I'm scared. ๐Ÿ˜œ

    1. I was really scared, too when my first entered high school. Unfortunately, he decided that I was not what he needed in a teacher, but it has all worked out for good. This season of life has taught me a lot of lessons, like holding loosely my plans and it is not about me, all the time. Sigh. Hang in there. It is easier the third time around. My baby enters 9th grade. Just fours years left....

  3. Happy, Happy summer break from school! And, yes it will fly by :)

  4. Loving the lilly pads! And Summer! Enjoy yours, it sounds like you are going to have a VERY busy one. Me not so much with both the girls working -- a really different chapter in our homelife, but all good.