The Great Smokey Mountains
Spring Break 2010
My Ryan is now in kindergarten. If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times...."where has the time gone?" I feel like I just brought my little bundle home from the hospital. I enjoyed him in my tummy and every moment thereafter. And what about my big boys? Jack, who is going to be 18, and Christopher, who is 15. They were 9 and 7 when we met. They were little boys...now I look at them and I see young men.
Most people know how trying teens can be. I think the world is an overwhelming, exciting, scary, and full of endless possibilities place. They are clinging to still being a small child and being taken care of, yet wanting to spread their wings and fly. Deep, huh?
I decided that since I work from home the beginning of the week, to have Ryan go to our beloved Community Center for the morning, have lunch, and then a bus to school. This means that I don't see him from 9:00-3:15. I dropped him off yesterday and was a complete mess! Ready for this? We're only doing it once a week! Geeze!
When the world of raising children seems to be a bit more than you can take, watch this:
The Gift of an Ordinary Day.
Let us appreciate the joy and the challenges our beautiful children bring to us. I want to really try and savor the time we have together.