School is out! Summer is here!!!
I have always looked forward to summer. Easier days. I didn’t need to drive my children to school. No homework and projects to help them with (or do, as the case might have been, just saying!), or making lunches.
Days of playing outside in kiddie pools, sprinklers and mid-afternoons going down the street to get slush so we would cool off.
Those really were the days. And I still love summers even though my children are now grown and married and I have granddaughters.
And here is why …..
Maybe one might say I am a shameless Mimi, and I would concur, but remember those days of summer I mentioned? They really do pass too quickly!
After the kiddie pools were emptied, the slip-n-slide folded away, toys picked up and the yard was cleaned up, I came into the house and read this tweet by @KarenKingsbury:
Eighteen summers with your kids. Use them wisely.
Let’s just say the tears flowed. Eighteen summers, everybody (so wishing I was southern and could say “y’all”). That is it! Time passes in a flash. Trust me, I know this to be true.
And I have been given grace. Grace in which I can enjoy summer all over again, in and through the lives of my grandchildren.
Don’t let this summer pass.
“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.” (Ecclesiastes 3:1, NIV)
King Solomon and Karen Kingsbury. They’ve said it well.
Use them wisely.
Make a memory!