Hello, my friends.
Do you remember my trying Five Minute Friday a while ago? I wrote for five minutes straight without editing myself (Yikes!) on one topic – Hands. It was a somewhat scary process and yet, also freeing. I could just write. It didn’t have to be perfect. It just had to be real.
Well I feel like it’s time to try another Five Minute Friday, so I hopped over to Lisa Jo Baker’s site to see what her inspiration word is for today. The timer is set for 5 minutes.
BEGIN is the word.
Ready, set, go.
When I saw that “begin” is the word prompt, I immediately thought about our Girlies beginning school again. It’s only a few short weeks away and then summer is officially over. Summer may not be over by any official calendar, but it’s over for our family.
The freedom of not having any schedules. The freedom of just going with the moment. The freedom to go swimming and play games and having friends over to play for four hours and going for bike rides with a picnic and meeting our cousin, Sissy, for lunch and…. the list of happy, fun summer things stops.
This makes me sad. I will feel a real loss when they begin school again. I’m trying to push this feeling away…for now…
There are certainly a lot of wonderful things about school. Learning. Friendship. Routine. Faith. Creativity. Challenge.
And I will miss our Girlies. Still.
I think that’s ultimately what this beginning is about. Missing them. It’s about not hearing them giggling at 10 in the morning. Or fighting at 1pm. It’s the beginning of very quiet time for me. Our home will feel empty and quiet for a good part of the day.
Lucy our dog will walk around the house looking for the girls. Looking…looking.
I’ll nod my head and say “I miss them too”.