Friday, August 21, 2009

Summer's Best Moments

Hey Everybody,

When school starts, it takes me a while to get back into the groove. This year is no exception! In looking at my new schedule, I have been pretty busy just trying to decide how many plates to keep spinning and what I am going to have to put back on the shelf! Although the summer season is not over at all, the summer routine is. Sigh.

I've been asking my tutorial students to write about the best day of their summer. Inevitably, I was asked, "Does it have to be just one day?" That's what I love about summer! Every day is exquisite! I've been thinking about that myself: What was the best day of my summer? (I could probably narrow it down to the best moments of the summer.)

Was it waking up on the first day of summer, realizing the months were just stretched out before us, waiting to be enjoyed?

Was it the evening we sat on the porch talking with friends and breathing in the fragrance of my favorite magnolia tree? (I am on heavy doses of antihistamine while it is in bloom and I sneeze for days, but it is so worth it!)

Was it watching Derek strike out our ballpark's best hitter?

Was it standing in line at an amusement park, listening to my evangelist teenagers engage some kids in a conversation about Jesus Christ?

I guess if I had a joy box for this summer, that's what I would put in it! Those precious moments. Seems like ever since I put up that "joy" post (below) it has been one thing after another this week reaching to steal my joy! LOL! Let's keep it in front of us, y'all! I know that's what I need to do! (By the way, the giveaway is officially closed. I will announce the winner on Monday.)

So what have been the best moments, days, or weeks of your summer of 2009? I'd love to know!

Have a great weekend!



Kelly Combs said...

I've loved watching my 5 yr old bloom. She is riding roller coasters and jumping off the diving board, and swimming! It's stunning, compared to last yr.

I've loved spending time with my 10 yr old and talking and sharing, and I pray we'll always be as close as we are now.

Jane In The Jungle said...

This summer was such a blur! One of the highlights was spending Wednesday nights with the youth making cards for Spirit Jump.

My ADHD Me said...

Kings Dominion Amusement Park saved our summer. We weren't able to go away for a vacation this year and I didn't want my 13 year old just hanging out all summer in front of the computer and or tv. (his best neighborhood friend had to go away for the summer).

I really didn't expect to enjoy it as much as I did. I was mainly doing it for him. As it turned out, we both had a blast almost every time. It was like I saw him grow up these last few months.

P.S Our schools don't start until Sept 9. But we usually don't finish until mid June.

Mommy to Constance said...

My husband, daughter and I got to go on a mini vacation for several days. We had our own beautiful cabin that overlooked a well stocked lake. There was no television. No phone. No traffic. No housework. It was such a refreshing time for us as a family.

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