Monday, June 4, 2012

Navigating in new waters

 Well, our oldest daughter graduated on Friday. 

  All those cliches you hear about this time of life are true.

"Where has the time gone?"
"My baby is growing up!"
 "This is going to cost me HOW much!?"
Cate the graduate with her Daddy


So, here I find myself this morning, consulting my lists for her graduation party this weekend.  So many things to do, to gather, to make......  but for a few moments this morning, I was quiet.  Stopping to remember, to feel, to thank God for all he has blessed us with.  These days truly are going by so quickly.  I don't want to waste one moment.

We've been sprucing up the place - doing things that have needed to be done for the past 3 years.  Having people over is a great motivator.  I am sore, tired, sunburned, bruised and scratched - but oh so happy!  There is something immensely satisfying about hard work.  I am looking forward to this celebration.  To see family members, friends, even neighbors that somehow are always on a different schedule than us and of course, all of the students who are a part of our little community.  

I am also looking forward to being done.  To quiet.  To a slower pace of life.  I am hoping I get at least a taste of that this summer.  If you are in the neighborhood, please stop by for a cup of hot coffee, a glass of iced tea or a glass of wine with me - and let's just sit and enjoy.


  1. Can I come over right now? ;)

  2. I'd love to come! The peek-a-boo view of your green backyard looks good.

  3. Melanie and Ginny - let's make it a girls' night! Oh - I can't even fully comprehend what a fun time that would be. Someday....