Tuesday, June 3, 2008

How Can It Be?

Garrett and Rachel are lounging around spending their last lazy morning without Aly and Aidan.

How can it be the last day of school already?

I started my day by sending a 1st grader and a 4th grader to the bus stop. At 3:05 today I will have a 2nd grader and a 5th grader. Or will they be nothing until August? No longer a 1st grader but not yet a 2nd grader? Officially passed on from the 4th grade but unable to enter 5th grade until school resumes?

No, I think they will be a 2nd grader and a 5th grader. Which makes Garrett a Kindergartner.

Wow! How can this be?

And so, today we begin our summer!!! We get to kick it off with a pizza party with friends and sleeping in least they'd better :o)

I really am looking forward to summer. Four kids in this house can be crazy and a bit chaotic but it's just, well, right. Something just feels right about the world when they are all home. Don't get me wrong, though, something feels right about them going off to school and the house being quiet, too! But that's because their absence is of a temporary nature. As nice as it is when the house is peacefully quiet, I thank God when it fills again with all the noises that come with raising four kids. I would take the noise times ten over not having them at all.

So, God, bless us this summer with lots of time. Time for family, for friends, for rest, and for play. Time for making memories and time for growing. But mostly, time for knowing more of You.


Kristin said...

I agree with you wholeheartedly! I'll take the noise of my kids any day over having peace and quiet and no kids at all!!!!!!!! And thank you Robin for allowing my kids to come make noise with your kids this summer!! If they have to grow up then I am thankful that they can grow up alongside your kids so that we can all grow together as a family in Christ!!!!!!!!! I love you!