Sometimes it feels like the days just fly by. I was talking to my dad yesterday; he called about 5:00 just to say hi. He asked me how my day went and it was just then that I was struck by the fact that it was 5:00, that I needed to get dinner figured out, that we were at the point to start wrapping up another day and to get into our nighttime routine. It snuck up on me! Yesterday literally disappeared. I was a little taken aback.
For one thing, it was Emma's last day of fall break. I had intended to get some time with her, to do a little something special on her last day off. But I realized I had almost missed it. To get things straight, I did manage to get her out after dinner to the local DQ for a chocolate dipped cone (a family favorite) and I was very aware that I needed to be in the moment with her instead of thinking about what I needed to finish up last night and tackle this morning. So we had about half an hour to just sit and talk and eat ice cream. She is such a loving kid and needs to feel that love reciprocated. I suppose that's true of all kids. I just wish I could really help her understand how much I love her. I know that she knows that she is loved, but I want her to know it on an even deeper level than just my words can convey. Do you ever feel like you just can't express enough the love you have for your kids?
Audrey is battling to get through this week and then she will have an entire week off for her own fall break. The thing she is looking forward to most? Sleep! I can't blame her. We are up at 6 every morning which may not seem all that early to some of you early risers, but it feels painfully early to others of us! We are out the door by 6:30 for school. Audrey could catch the bus but I know she likes to get that extra half-hour of sleep and she likes to be able to finish getting ready in the car on the drive to school, so that is my gift to her each morning. It's a way to show her some love too.
I talked to Joanne a little about the days flying by and she feels just the opposite. Her days seem very, very long to her. Makes me realize how different our experiences are even though we live under the same roof! At the end of most days I think, "Where did the day go?" and Joanne thinks, "I can't believe I made it through another day." This is something I need to be more aware of. I need to do a few little things to break up Joanne's day. I need to get her out of the house! She always goes with me to pick up Emma but there are probably other little outings I could take her on just to get her some fresh air and a change of perspective.
I wonder what it's like for Audrey and Emma? I need to ask them. Emma loves school so I imagine her days probably go by pretty quickly. Audrey on the other hand doesn't like school and I bet her days seem like an eternity. I'll remember to ask them about that tonight, just out of curiosity.
So do your days fly by or do they drag by? Or is it a combination of the two? What contributes to that?
1. Audrey is really struggling in school. Please pray that she would have a change of heart and might actually start to like school--I know, that's a prayer for a miracle, but it never hurts to ask God for the big stuff.
2. Please pray that God would give me the ability, the words, to truly express to Joanne and the girls how deeply I love them. I want them to just be drenched in it!
3. Praise for how much Emma loves scchool! The fact that she is even at Denver Christian is a miracle and she is loving it (except math).