Sunday, April 21, 2013
Smell of Weekends
This year many things have changed. Including sports at Hillsdale. Because levies have been failing the school district was forced to go to pay-to-play sports. Each sport costing the family $300 to play in addition to the clothes and footwear. With this, Kota decided that he was not going to run track this year.
Our weekends have opened up to whatever we want to do. Interesting the contrast to the last 5 years of school. Waking to get kids to the school before the bus leaves. Following them all over the region to watch in cold, rain, sleet. Giving entire days to be spectators and fitting all the home chores into the mix.
I'm enjoying this change. I'm savoring every peaceful moment we have with our youth as they are preparing to leave for phase two of their young lives. It has been fun watching the fruits of our labor blossom into young adults and remember what it was like for me to be in there shoes.
It will be fun and interesting to watch them as they make choices for their futures. I pray that they have learned from us to use Heavenly Father's guidance in these choices so there will be less growing pains. But if not, they will learn their lessons as we have ours-the hard way.
Here's to nice quiet weekend mornings with family. It doesn't get any better than this.