Sunday, August 22, 2010

Growing Up

There are days lately that I feel like each day I am simply surviving from day to day...especially during those "special" times during the month...makes things even harder with Dominic already gone. I HATE the "just surviving" days. In retrospect it makes me feel ungrateful for what I have. A loving husband, 3 beautiful daughters, a home, a working vehicle, steady income, no debt, sitting here I could make the list longer. I've had at least 2 of those this past week. The "I can barely get outta bed to get the kids off to school" days. Last night wasn't great either, 2 out of 3 of the girls were up and down all night long so sleep wasn't something I got much of. But I went to pick up my girls from their church class...with my little Emma running in front of me...I realized...there's my baby. My youngest. She'll be 4 in a little over a month. Where has the time gone? I almost stopped walking it hit me so hard. As much as there are days when all I can think "WHEN is it BEDTIME?!?!?!" I need to appreciate the moments I have now with them. They are little for only so long. Emma will go to school next year. God grant me the patience to hug and cuddle and color and play when all I want to do is sleep. Help me to appreciate what you've given me and be thankful for both easy and hard, good and bad times.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Summer Craziness

It has been so crazy this summer. We've done a lot. I took the girls camping for the 1st time a few weeks ago. They did well, and we plan on going again when Oma comes down at the beginning of October. The older 2 did VBS here at the base chapel and had a blast...they've been running around singing the songs all day every day for the past week, and Abby even made our local paper in an article about the VBS!

School starts tomorrow!!! We had open house today. Both girls met their teachers and I think they will do good in their classes this year. I'm sad that Abby doesn't have Ms Jolly as her resource teacher this year. It took me by surprise when she told me at the last second today in the hallway. :( Abby has 2 girls in Ms. Boswell's class that she knows...Aisha from church/awana and Sjorabel from Ms Cissell's class last year. Bethany has Gunner, Anna, Sammy & one other kid from Ms. O'dell's class from last year in her new class this year. I feel sorry for THAT teacher. She will have her hands full with little Miss Sassy Pants aka Bethany. Overall I think they will both do well. Kinda sad that Emma didn't make the age cut off this year...she is academically read for Pre-K, only reason she can't go is that she doesn't meet the age requirement. Boo-hiss.