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Be Here Now

August 4th, 2008 · 3 Comments

I already told you about one reason that I have begun this blog.  Connecting with you!  Another is to keep a record of the precious moments of my children’s lives.  Lately I’ve been feeling melancholy about my babies not being babies anymore.  (Just on a side note, does anybody else picture a honeydew melon and a cauliflower when you hear the word melancholy?  You know melon-cauli ?  Is it just me?  Please tell me someone else thinks ridiculous things like this!)  Anyway…I think that keeping an online journal will help to keep me mindful on a daily basis to “be here now”, enjoy where my kids are at, and what they are up to now, as middle schoolers and a high schooler!

Where my kids are at now – enjoying the lazy days of summer!  Staying up late, sleeping late, riding bikes (needing to get my daughter a new bike, she has outgrown last year’s!), swimming when the pool water is warm enough, playing on the computer too much, looking forward to a late August vacation!  Oh, and definitely trying to ignore the back-to-school commercials!

Tags: Family

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 FlyingSquirrel // Aug 4, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    When I hear the word Meloncholi I think of a wet mushroom shaking around in a forest of tall grass and a large slimy snail with teeth, very sharp teeth getting ready to eat it. 😀 I like your blog

  • 2 Gayle // Aug 4, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    You are a NUT!!!! (FlyingSquirrel is my daughter!) Silly girl!

  • 3 Crying and School Supplies // Aug 30, 2008 at 9:04 am

    […] Yesterday I cried and organized school supplies.  (Not a big ugly cry, just some tears.)  I do not like when my kids go back to school after summer vacation.  I know, I have no right to be this upset.  My children are healthy and happy.  They are well fed, they have a roof over their heads and comfy beds to sleep in.  I am thankful for all of this.  So very thankful.  But, I can’t help it.  I will miss them.  I feel this more strongly as they get older and it is becoming a reality to me that childhood ends.  When they were little, I didn’t think about this.  More often I would think in terms of, “I can’t wait until they sleep through the night”, “I can’t wait until they can walk”, “I can’t wait until they can feed themselves”, stuff like that.  Now, I think, “Wait, how can my oldest son be entering 10th grade, didn’t he just graduate pre-school?”, “How can my daughter be entering 7th grade, didn’t she just learn to crawl?”, and “How can my baby be entering 6th grade, middle school, wasn’t he just in the baby bouncy seat?”  And, of course, I keep reminding myself, enjoy this now. […]

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