In the reduced number of cars in the parking lot of the neighborhood pool; in the darkness that comes earlier each night; in the school uniforms that fill my daughters’ closet; in the pencil pouches and composition books waiting patiently on the shelf.
I hear it.
From the school buses driving routes through the neighborhood; from the midday silence, so recently broken by children calling to one another; from the absence of the ice cream truck jingle passing the house each afternoon; from the zipping and unzipping of new book bags and lunchboxes.
I feel it.
The anticipation of seeing old friends, making new ones; the nervousness of first-day jitters; the anticipation of learning interesting facts, mastering new concepts; the sense of security that comes with familiar routines.
Another summer is ending, a new school year beginning. We hold fondly to the past while moving hopefully toward the future.
I’m thankful for the changes in this season of our lives. They keep me on my toes, never sitting still, always moving forward.
This post is linked to Thankful Thursday hosted by Women Taking a Stand.
Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet says
Hope your girls' school year goes great! I know they will let their light shine for God like you do in your blog! 😀
Very nice post.
Enjoy the transitions and excitement of the new school year! Prayers for a blessed one!
Very well said….change can be difficult but also a blessing! Praying your girls' schoolyear ahead is filled with challenges and rewards!
Raise Them Up says
Well said, friend! I'm seeing, hearing and feeling the same things. I hope your school year is off to a wonderful start! 🙂
Sharon Cohen says
My children's years of summer's endings and school beginnings ended far too long ago. Now my grandchildren leave their mothers and step into the vast unknown. I have been invited to reconnect with this time of life through blogs of today's young mothers like you. The difference? You are mothers of faith, with a steadfast hope in Christ and your children are blessed. You know Who to trust your babies to and you glory in His name.
I'm thankful that you posted this on the Thankful Thursday blog hop. I'm thankful that God lighted my way to arrive here as well. You have blessed my day and washed my cheeks with tears.
What a great post! I love the angles you're expressing from. Changes can be hard but you are taking it in stride! Many blessings to you!