Seems like I'm juggling too much in a full schedule and business to find moments to escape here and connect with the few readers that I have left. This time of year is full of so many events that pull us in various directions - jockeying for all our focus and time. I know I'm not the only person or family dealing with these challenges. Something has to give - this blog has been the casualty.
In less than two weeks, Big Sister will graduate from high school. We are planning a celebration and hosting it at my parent's house in Rincon. I have been fighting major cases of nostalgia the past month. Her senior prom was two weekends ago and I spent 11 days in south Georgia for her prom (along withenormous amount of BeautiControl business.)
I remember her first day of school - she was so excited. She wore a turquoise dress that my mother made just for the occasion. I think her backpack was Barney and she wore waterproof sandals. She had been waiting for what seemed like forever to go to "her big sister's school" and she was ready.
When the bus came, she hustled right onto it and never looked back. Her whole life has been like that - hustling from one place to another, one feeling and emotion to another and I've witnessed the changes that have come. Some have been positive and some have been scary and more than challenging. I have loved her through every single second.
She has yet to discover her self but I know it's there - somewhere deep.
I recently heard someone say,
"The two most important days of your life
are the day you are born
and the day you discover why"
I welcome the second day of her life and the incredible journey that awaits her as she begins her search for that day.
I love you Big Sister.