Farewell, Summer!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Labor Day weekend is the traditional farewell to summer. I hate saying goodbye, and fortunately, I don't really have to since I live in a place where it will continue to feel like summer deep into October.


Not that I'm complaining.

Really, I'm not. I love it. I love calling my family in Chicago on October 31st to say, "Happy Halloween!" And, "We're still wearing shorts!" They don't think its annoying. At all.

But I digress. This weekend, most of the country will bid farewell to fair summer. We will think back on vacations, and lazy days, and look ahead to school and football. (Can't wait!) I'm going to set aside some time to write down my favorite summer memories, and goals that I have for this fall. I'll share some right now:

A favorite memory - Back in June I took the boys to the waterpark for the first time. By myself. They cannot swim unassisted, so I was nervous. It turned out to be not relaxing, but so much fun. We floated on the lazy river, we splashed in shallow water, and we zoomed down side-by-side slides, holding hands, over and over, again. The waterpark became a regular outing.

A personal goal - Exercise regularly. Something other than keeping up with my kids at the waterpark.

A family goal - Work on table manners. For the kids, of course.

What about you? Any favorite memories or upcoming goals to share?

Think about it this weekend.


And on Monday, as you look forward to fall, think about this prayer by Laura Lewis Lanier, from her book All Things Bright and Beautiful:

Autumn Prayer

Dear Lord,

Help me to see that we reap what we sow and that we will reap in due season if we do not quit trusting in You. Teach me to sew seeds of faith based on Your promises rather than the temporary things of this world. Grant me patience to wait on You to bring the answer in perfection so that I may have Your best blessings. Thank you for making all things beautiful in Your time.

Amen.

I'll be taking Monday off from blogging, and hopefully enjoying the waterpark with all three of my boys, as one last summer hurrah. See you back here on Tuesday!


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