Monday’s Thoughts

A mystery illness has taken over our household. Everyone has seemed to have it over the last few weeks. Symptoms involve headache, upset stomach, coughing, sneezing, fever, chills, and over-all aching. I was hit with it yesterday afternoon like a Mac truck. It was horrible. I had to put myself to bed at 3:30 and I did not come out of my room until 6:30 this morning. Megan joined me at 6:00 and slept through the night as well. Shawn woke up with a sore throat and Tyler has boogies. Not a great way to start the week.

Busy-ness (is that a word?) started last week with ballet and continued today with Megan’s first tennis lesson. Our girl is an athlete. A very girlie girl but an athlete nonetheless.

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I recognize that these are the easy years with after-school obligations and whatnot, but I am already starting to feel like “this is life” and I couldn’t be happier. There is no greater joy than watching your kids find their own path and take a step outside of the nest…only to look up and see that mommy is there watching, and waiting, and being their first and biggest cheerleader.

Tonight I am going to put them to bed and say an extra long prayer of thanksgiving. I am so, so thankful that they are mine and I am theirs.

In other news, I have decided to jump on the I love everything pumpkin bandwagon. It started with a pumpkin latte last week and will continue throughout the season. I always thought I hated pumpkins, but I don’t. I think I took a wrong turn one year at the Circleville Pumpkin Show and didn’t want to go there again. I am so glad I got over it…I feel like I have been missing out!

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