Tuesday, August 16, 2011

End of Summer....Warning Sappy !

God gave me you for the ups and downs
God gave me you for the days of doubt
For when I think I’ve lost my way
There are no words here left to say, it’s true
God gave me you

I started a blog to write about days with my kids, storing wonderful memories and remembering the joy I take in mothering them.  I haven’t posted one thing about them.  Then it hit me while driving in the car, I switched off whatever ABC singing cd was on  and put on The Best of Van Morrison, I explained to the kids that Moon Dance is Rob and my wedding song and it got me feeling all emotional.  Ironically, I received a Brown eyed girl not to long after that wedding song.

I realized for the last month, I’ve be rushing through each and every day, driving back and forth, going to work, going to study, attending sporting events, going on errands, cleaning the house, and an ongoing list of other activities that kept me busy. We tell ourselves that we are doing most of it for our families, for our children. But what they need most of all from us is to know that we care, to be reminded. The kids start school Monday, so I thought take the time to do that - right now!

I was present today with them and captured some of our fun morning together:

I say "smile", Kate puts a shovel on her face ;)

This wonderful little man will be in Kindergarten

I love Kate cracking up in the back ground

Just because I'm obsessed !

 Sometimes I ‘m so blessed in my life that I take it for granted.  I often assume they know I love them and I hope they do know but we all need reminders.  Being their parent has been one of the greatest gifts in my life.


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