Night Before

The kiddos go back to school tomorrow.  I like it better when they are home.

I am reminding myself to be thankful.

I am thankful for a good summer with the kiddos!  I worked a little too much, in my opinion.  But I know that time away from me is good for them to grow themselves.

I am thankful for more beach days this summer than last summer!  I haven’t kept count.  But I’m sure there were more this year.  I am thankful for today at the beach.  The kids got to go play in the water one more time!!

I am thankful for a summer that turned out very different from how I imagined it.  We changed a lot of plans this summer.  Some of the plans were ones that I was really looking forward to.  In place of a vacation away from home, we stayed home a little more.  And though I am more of an adventurer at heart; I know that home is a great place to be.

Life doesn’t always turn out the way you planned, and this summer is living proof of that.  The beauty in that is that this summer that didn’t turn out how I had planned, still turned out wonderful; with lots of moments watching my kiddos have fun and enjoy their time with each other.  I pray often that they grow up to be life-long friends.  Summers like this are ones help build that friendship.

So yes, tonight I choose to be thankful for a wonderful summer.  I will be thankful for the kids going to learn things and be with friends tomorrow.  Although I still like it best when they are home ❤

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