Well we have made it through another Covid Summer, another set of plans abandoned, another round of new "scares", another bout of to school or not to school ( I am not decided still).
But here we are, at the end of another summer break. I struggle this time of year, the rush to get the supplies purchased, uniforms bought (btw its harder the older they are), and to soak up the last few weeks of sleeping in and family adventures. Its not my most favorite. When the kids were younger, I would look so forward to this time, yes they go back!!!! Now its a bittersweet time, I will miss them, I will miss waking up and being a little lazy together before we start our days. I will miss taking off early and headed to the river or stopping for snow cones before dinner.
I will miss working in the workshop with H and asking her opinion, and have W come in the feed his chickens and giving me a hug, even A popping her head in to say, hey just making sure you didn't leave with out me! ( She is a stage five clinger folks)
I pray daily for peaceful year, for us to return to the normal we all crave, for the division in our country, our community, our schools to end. For my kids to be able to enjoy school with out the stress last year held. I pray that for all the worlds children.
Sorry this message is a little blue, its been a rought couple of months folks, were all feeling it.
Bright sides, kids are going back to school! They will love seeing their friends (with few exceptions, raising girls isn't for the faint hearted). We are opening up, the return to normal is happening, each week in church I notice new things returning and it brings my heart such joy. We haven't really worn masks all summer so thats been lovely. We are a blessed family, community and (even though some days its hard to see) Nation.
My family and I have the freedom to worship Our Lord as we see fit, and that is the brightest side~
Soooooo, as I say goodby to summer, and the laissez faire attitude we adopt over the break, I am going to focus on the good, the bright sides. I am going to channel my blues into creating new pieces for you to enjoy, and keep searching for the bright sides, I hope you do too!
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