Get Your Summer On…Adventure with Engagement
Summer is upon us. Where has the 2015-2016 school year gone? The time has flown by, and we mothers are now juggling even more balls than we normally do. We are scrambling. In addition to our normal duties of grocery shopping, cooking meals, taxiing our children to whatever practice, we are trying to shift/transition into SUMMER!!!! We have to get our hands around graduations, buying teacher gifts, planing end-of-year parties and turning in school books, while pretending that we have it all together.
This year my daughter is graduating from Elementary School at the end of the month and headed to the Middle School next fall. This is a bitter sweet time. One pregnant with a myriad of emotions. Childhood is fleeting, and I want to relish every moment of this time in our lives. I want my daughter to enjoy her last summer as an elementary school kid. Summer is synonomous with camp, lightning bugs, smores, kick-the-can, baking cookies, and fishing and swimming at the lake.
I encourage you, as I do myself, to engage with adventure: to let go of the to-do list and the details that go with that. Don't get me wrong, you've got to have a plan. What I'm suggesting is to live in the moment: appreciate the snuggling, the splashing, the storytelling. Be unpredicable. Be creative. Be inspiring. Do something significant and meaningful. Treasure the gifts you've got. Celebrate love, life and relationship. Savor these precious times with your family and enjoy making memories that you will carry with you always. Now... go get your summer on!