The boy is moved back into college for his SENIOR YEAR.
The girl has started HIGH SCHOOL.
And momma’s over here wishing they still looked like this:
But, my sweet friend convicted me to remember to celebrate the people they ARE and who they are becoming more than I grieve them growing up. She’s so right. But man, it’s still hard to let go!
I normally LOVE this time of year. Back in the routine and structure and organized calendars and a clean house and meals planned weeks in advance. But this folks, is reality. My calendar still says June:
And we’re eating things like scrambled eggs for dinner because momma hasn’t meal planned in weeks. And my house, y’all. There are no words. I’m not shocked by the giant dog hair balls that show up anymore. I’m not shocked by the laundry or the dishes that NEVER EVER seem to be caught up for even 5 mins.
The podcast recording is in FULL SWING and we have quickly learned that we are the students this time around. Y’all. These people we have lined up for you… they are amazing. And to hear what they face as they fight for Joy in their own homes… AHHHH, we can’t wait to share it with you all! SEPTEMBER 6!!!
I’m cautiously excited to report to you all that the kids have decided to train for a half marathon. EEEEEKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I know just how hard that decision is and I know the true test will come in the next several weeks as training gets harder and harder. BUT, I’m SO proud of them when they take one step further. They are both officially runners. A decision they each made completely on their own for their own reasons. And THIS. This makes me so stinking proud. I pray they passionately pursue running for the rest of their lives.
The older I get, the more I realize I have yet to learn. So, as you get your get your kiddos (or yourself) ready for back to school, remember to always be willing to learn new things!
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will counsel you with my loving eye on you. ~Psalm 32:8