Changes, Beginnings and Stages
The time change was welcomed by me joyously, after dinner walks have been resumed and sorely missed through this cold winter. Earlier this week, the temperatures teased and taunted with warm breezes and heavy coat-free living. Oh how those mild days were short lived. The cold has returned, yesterday was so brutal after a glimpse of what is to come. However, in my heart I know the seasons are changing and I'm ready to say goodbye to winter and hello to spring. Are you?
My house of three is now a house of four, there is more clutter and mess adorning my coffee table and the foyer-the landing places of all belongings. For the next three days, the whole family is together-it's nice to slip back into the old routine and fullness of life. I do enjoy the overlap of two spring breaks, I enjoy the one on one time with each child and having everyone together.
I never imagined how it would be to have adult children, but it's a lovely stage of parenthood. I see adults and conversations are mature but there are hints of their childhood youth. A smile, a joke and I can see their beginnings. I wonder if my parents looked at me that way-and my grandmother to her children? And so life goes on.
We are at the cusp of new beginnings once again in our family. With the new beginnings, I will be letting go a little bit more with each child. Embracing a house of two more often than not. I see more weekend trips visiting new places and old. I am excited for their new beginnings and remember when I embarked on my future all those years ago.
Have a great weekend my friends :)