Each Friday, at least for the foreseeable future, I will be sharing a blog post from the past. These will be posts from other places that I have retained the rights once again, or from this blog. I hope you enjoy these entries. I know they are ones that have made me smile.
This post originally was posted June 1, 2015.
For many of us, the month of June starts our break for the summer. We end one school year and spend a lot of time prepping for the next. For others, they continue to school year round, so they don’t take much of a break at all. Or perhaps they break during another part of the year when everyone else is schooling. In any case, with warm weather on the horizon, with school being out or not, many of us feel like somewhat like this:
For some of us, our school journeys have ended. I am one of those in that last category. We graduated our son this past month. He is thrilled and pretty much has been dancing almost like the penguins in the video. We’ve had a private ceremony and a very public open house where his friends could come and congratulate him.
For the first time in eight years, I am not working on figuring out our curriculum choices for next year. I’m not planning and scheduling for this August when we would normally start our new school year. I am at a bit of a loss. There is a finality to our journey. It’s been a hard, but great eight years!
Now I know I am not alone in having feelings like this:
But I do have to say that these past couple of weeks have left me feeling that perhaps I DID help create something of value. I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the deep thoughts and contribution my son has shared at church. He has on his own decided to attend the adult Sunday School class and has added value. We were discussing what it means to covet and my son brought up that it is to lust after things. There were several surprised that a young mind could make that kind of a connection with a word that is most often associated with carnal desires. I wasn’t surprised only because I’ve had the privilege of teaching him the past 8 years. I was surprised that he offered up the explanation his first week in a new class and unprovoked. He’s seemed very adult these past few weeks and I am in awe at the young man he has become and is becoming.
Ok, proud mom moment over. But I wanted to share that with you because when you have those times when you wonder if you are actually accomplishing anything of value or worth, you are. There will be a time when you will have your own proud mom moment and it will be something you will treasure forever. Keep going. There is light at the end of the tunnel. I promise. Look at your successes, no matter how small and CELEBRATE!