They tell you there are 18 summers before they go off to college. They tell you to enjoy your last summer with your young adult children before college.
I want to tell you- also enjoy the summer BEFORE senior year. That’s the last one that will be “normal.” It’s not that this one is “bad”, but it is different. And we are enjoying it, but life has changed already.
The summer before college is here. It’s so so so busy with life. We are busier than ever with commitments, plus preparing for this new chapter. So much to do!! It’s exciting, but busy. (And you all know how I feel about busy 🤪- I don’t do it well! Ha!) And then there’s this undercurrent of knowing that when August comes it will be HARD. So you just want it to get here and get through it already so it can stop lurking in the distance. Sometimes it taunts me and I just want it over with.
But then at the same time, you just want August to never get here. Because you know that life will change for sure then.
And then mixed in all of that is the EXCITEMENT of knowing my girl is going to have an amazing experience at an amazing school! And I am overjoyed for her!
Yes, all of this is part of life. Transitions. Moving forward. Growing. Pressing on toward the goal. And doing it well. I want to do it well. Busy. Hard. Fun. Joys. All of it!
Instead of trying to make it feel better or be comfortable, I’ve just accepted that this is the season right now. And there is joy amidst all of the craziness. And there sure is lots of craziness.
So I am choosing to enjoy it all for what it is. To take a deep breath when I am overwhelmed each day and know, this season is beautiful in its own way. It truly is. And as we press on, may I glorify God in each moment knowing we are walking in His plans for our lives.
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