Reflections on a Year
There is one thing that has been reaffirmed this past year—time flies! And the busier you are, the faster it goes. (Well, that, and the fact the older you get the faster it goes, but let’s focus on the busyness of life and not age right now!) In the past year, we started a major home remodeling project. Our daughter started and completed kindergarten. She started taekwondo and dance. Our son suffered from minor stomach issues which eventually resolved on its own, and he finally became potty trained. He also took a giant step in learning to branch away from mommy by going to the Moppets group while I started attending MOPS. My husband dealt with some changes in his farming practices which although unexpected, worked to his benefit. And I lived through all of this, just trying to keep things together.
I am lucky enough to be a stay at home mom. There are very few days that pass by when I don’t think about all the outside-the-home-working moms. I am amazed and baffled as to how they do it. My hat is definitely tipped to them because I couldn’t do it all, especially this past year and in the months looking ahead.
Again this summer we’re again looking ahead to camps at the Children’s Museum, library activities, t-ball, gymnastics, and swim lessons. But we’re also focusing on just being outdoors and doing things like bicycling, especially since my daughter got the hang of cycling without training wheels while we’ve lived in town, and my son graduated from his tricycle to an actual bike. We’ve made our first day trip of the season to “the lake” and hope to get in a few more this summer. All this in the midst of moving back to our house. And when you put it all into perspective, it’s just a few short months that we try to cram in so much.
I noticed that exactly a year ago, my subject choice was similar to what I am writing tonight. Completely unintended, and forgotten until I reread this submission. It must be the time of year that brings these thoughts to the forefront! Whatever the reason, my focus is still on making sure my children have a fun filled summer in light of another summer of change. But at least this summer we are ending our house project, and we have a little boy ready to start pre-school. Who knows what changes are in store for the next year? Here’s to you and hoping your summer is fun and balanced!
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