Fleeting Summer…

        I scarcely had time to catch my breath and summer was over. July seems like eons ago and August flew by in a swirl of dust and tumbleweeds. It seems like summer finally began after the 4th of July looming endless and immense. As quickly as it began, it felt as if it was abruptly and most certainly over. 

     Still in all it was a memorable summer. A summer of transitions for me and my boys. While we strived to maintain status quo our lives were shifting and irrevocably changing and thus a whole new chapter was ushered in. Ready or not.

     My sons are entering High School and Jr. High respectively.  The challenges and excitement of growing up outweighs any trepidation they may feel as they begin anew. Without a backward glance they sprang from the easy, lazy days of summer to the hectic, hustle and bustle of school life with glee and anticipation. 

     Suddenly the notion of them racing towards the future, college beckoning on the horizon and I want to freeze the clocks and slow down for a second. Press the pause button. Hold on to this moment, this summer, this autumn and grab all the time with them that I can. Time that had once seemed infinite…is now brushing past me, hurriedly and with great haste. I am left grasping moments to hold to my heart as they begin to pull away and fly.

     It is as it should be and I am grateful that this summer I recognized that I needed to stop and store up my memories like squirrels gathering nuts for the winter. So rather than focusing on what I “should be” doing, I focused on soaking up every nanosecond of time with my boys that I could. I watched, listened and absorbed everything they said and did, memorializing our summer of 2016. 

     While changes comes to all of us whether we are ready or not they are not always unwelcome. They may be different and all too many times necessary but focusing on the good that lies ahead reminds me that transitions are opportunities to find a whole new unexpected path. Like shaking up a snow globe and watching everything slowly settle, differently and in a whole new way. Whether we like it or not, change is inevitable. I’m learning to be okay with that. Now about that time machine…!!!

 

   

 

 

4 comments

  1. Mom · September 17, 2016

    Change and transitions, the inevitable law of life, like it or not. Good to be able to be here now with our children, our loved ones and to appreciate and be grateful for the joys and challenges of it all. I am proud of you, my daughter. Write on and continue to live as fully and authentically as you can. Love, Mom

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    • artistspromenade · September 25, 2016

      Thanks Mom, for the kind words and for teaching me to face problems head on. You’ve taught me to deal with problems as they are not as I wish them to be and then make a decision and move forward. I’m proud you’re my mom and I’m proud that I learned that denying something is happening doesn’t fix the problem it just prolongs it. Love you!

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  2. Beth · September 17, 2016

    As always love your writings keep on going what you love

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    • artistspromenade · September 25, 2016

      Thanks Beth, having great friends like you who push and encourage me gives me the courage to try and try again. 💚

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