Sunday, August 17, 2008

Summer's a Leavin'....

Morning-time Grace....my favorite

Well, summer might not be leaving temperature wise....I just know that we'll hit the 100 mark again....probably right about when those little wide-eyed creatures climb onto the little yellow (and un-airconditioned) buses to head to school. But summer is done for this household. For tomorrow, I will head back to the familiar. The place where patience is tested daily......the place where little kids line up in the hallways and for at least one day, the first day, they act like little angels.....the place where the letters T..A..K...S.....can make any sane woman have a meltdown - yes, that place is school!

I have no regrets. Everyday this summer, I woke up with one thought on my mind...."How can I make today fun for Grace?". It didn't mean that we did something everyday, but I would be intentional about making at least one thing that day about her. After all...this was her break, too. She'll be headed back to her school tomorrow.....I hear that their new educational program will have her reading basic sight words by the end of the year! Reading??? Already? I'm not ready....I love being able to spell things outloud "in code" to Boog so Grace doesn't know what I'm saying.

I love teaching and I love that it affords me so much vacation time......uh, I really mean "re-couping" time. But I'm gonna miss Grace so much.....I'm gonna miss her snuggle-buggin' with me in the mornings watching cartoons.....I'm gonna miss watching her be a momma to her babies all day long.....I'm gonna miss so much. Thus the plight of a working mother.

So I choose to look on the bright side and see that her school provides the joy of friendship, entertainment, and education. And my job provides me friendship, entertainment, and mounds of on-the-job education (I learn something everyday!).

So back to work! Bye summer.....it's been fun.

Bible Journey: Genesis 27:1 - Gen 30:24
Because of Adam & Eve's sin, God told Eve among other things, "Your desire shall be for your husband". What more havoc could be created than reading about Leah & Rachel fighting over having their husband Jacob's children? It turned into quite a mess, and just made me realize that God truly turned our hearts in such a way towards our husbands that without God in our marriage, guiding our thoughts and actions, it will crumble. Or at least, it won't be the shining light of God's blessing that it could be. Speaking of marriage, my church is having a "Marriage Matters" conference Sept. 26-27. It should be amazing, and if anyone is wanting to come and is in our area (close to Tyler), let me know and I'll get you information!

7 comments:

Amanda said...

Good luck with the first day of school, I have my two girls heading off tomorrow also. I enjoy reading your blog and would love to link to it on my favorites.

Juli said...

Grace is so blessed to have you as a mommy. What a great summer you guys had! Good luck going back to school and getting back into the swing of things. :)

Briana Rachel said...

I'm soooo sad to see that summer had went by sooooo fast.:( Oh well, I'll get to see my other friends... :)

Stephanie said...

Hey Flo!! I got your books in the mail on Friday....thanks girl!!

Andi said...

So how was your first day back? Hope you have a great school year! Oh and by the way welcome back to the working class...haha!

Keri said...

Did you have blogging withdrawals while at school today? :p

Heather said...

I'm so glad we got together before summer was over. Hope you have a wonderful first day on Monday.

 
Design by Deluxe Designs