Saturday, August 9, 2014

Ending summer...

We are down to our final week of summer.  Maybe once my kids are back in school, I'll be a better blogger?  We'll see.  Honestly, I'll have a ton more time.  There have been many days this summer that I haven't even opened my laptop until they were in bed.  And, speaking of bed, their bedtime has been 9-10 (or even later) all summer long.  I'm not one of those people who start the school routine weeks ahead of school starting.  I pretty much start it when school starts.  Let's face it, you can't really bank sleep!  So, I'm letting them take full advantage of going to bed late and sleeping late.  This time next Saturday, we will put them to bed at their normal church bedtime and the new school routine will begin.  

Honestly, I'm really excited about the school year.  Both of my boys are in excellent schools.  We have had nothing but positive experiences with them.  So, while I'm sad to give up the lazy days of summer, I'm excited for the new things they will experience, the new friends they will make and all they will learn as they begin a new academic year.  I'm convinced that your school year is what you make of it.  So, I'm determined to help them make it a great year.  We already know what they are wearing the first day of school.  We are using the same backpacks & lunch boxes from last year.  (Seriously, if you invest in a good backpack early on, it will last for YEARS!  Jonah has had only 2 since 3 year old preschool.  One is from L.L. Bean and one is from Pottery Barn.  They are both in excellent condition still.  With 5 years of use they still look brand new!!)  

One week from today is the 5 year anniversary of the day Dan preached in view of a call at this church.  It doesn't seem like we have been here that long.  Honestly, it seems like only a couple of years.  But, then I look at Jonah.  He was younger than Micah is now when we got here.  Now, he is 8 years old.  He's a big kid and not the baby boy that walked into this place.  The past 5 years have certainly been a journey.  We've experienced some things I could have never imagined.  We've had immeasurable joy and deep sadness.  I remember being so confident that God was leading us here.  I'm still confident this is where He has called us.  It's been hard.  It's been overwhelming.  It's been exhausting.  But, it has all been with His leading and His direction.  For that, I'm grateful and so thankful.  

So, like I said early in this post.  Summer is winding down.  School is about to start.  So, I'll probably be silent here for just a bit longer- with the exception of another #glenngangsummer2014 post!

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