Tuesday, May 24, 2011

These Days

These kids of mine - Summer 2009
Erin 12, Kyler 11, Courtney 17, Zach 14, me....younger   :)
So this week....
Courtney started a full-time (paid!) summer engineering internship. I loved the two weeks she was home from college but not yet working. We had time for shopping, lunch, the Y and more. I love that she is working and learning and growing...and I am preparing myself to FULLY experience this summer with her because next year she may be working out of town at a co-op job. Sigh. It's good. Really it is, said the mom to herself. And somewhere in her heart she knew it was true. 

Zach got his drivers license today! On my gosh....another teen driver in our house...and on our insurance (!) sigh. As we he was driving home from the BMV, I realized how much I will miss picking him up and dropping him off. This time alone in the car has been a great way to touch base, to hear about his day, to have him alone. I won't miss driving him to football conditioning and practice at 7:00 am on the upcoming summer mornings...except that in a way I actually will, knew the mom.

Erin turns fourteen this week. Fourteen. We shopped for her birthday gifts - which were not baby dolls and Polly Pockets. She is wrapping up her last twelve days of middle school and is heading to high school in a few short months. How did this happen to our little bundle of joy? wondered the mother who still sees the crib in the nursery window somewhere in her minds eye.

Last week I wrote of Kyler, this week I am mindful of the other three. Although, I will say that Kyler did give us a change of spirit; it has been here for 48 hours. I can't recall the last time his spirit has been soft - I'm not kidding, its been that long. So there is a gratitude for the grace of God upon this one. Thank you Jesus, whispered his mom.

It happens so quickly, yet really, just one ordinary day at a time. Our time is fleeting...and that is if we even have the time we think we should. Intentional - even in the grocery shopping, errand running, dropping off, picking up, game watching, homework helping, TV watching, making popcorn days. Because really, these are all the days we have, remembered the mom.


  1. I love reading your posts. They are so inspirational as you say what many of us are thinking and feeling. You have such a wonderful way with words. I'm so glad the past two days have given you some peace.

  2. I love your post. I tend to feel like you are so many life steps ahead of me, but really you aren't. This post in particular reminds me to soak in these days (especially as we head into summer break) these days of day in - day out, same old, always the same. Thank you, my "future mom" friend. :)

  3. Good morning,
    Anonymous - thanks for your comments. It always means a lot to me to hear I am saying something others relate to. :)

    Janna, thanks also - as moms with kids home, we are in the same spot, aren't we.

  4. I love your post, Sheri... especially the part about being intentional. That's something I've learned in the last 9 months of being away, that when I'm home I should be intentional about my time with family and friends. Thanks, as always, for sharing your heart! God bless, Reese

  5. Josh keeps saying, "It's not fair how fast the time is going." We have so little time. Thanks for the reminders! :)


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