Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Overnight

Overnight, it seems, the trees have begun to turn crimson. Did they look at the calendar and realize September had begun?

Overnight, it seems, football season has returned. Weren't we just watching the Super Bowl in a snowy Sunriver cabin?

Overnight, it seems, summer is over. It feels like yesterday that I was preparing chili for Memorial Day weekend, vs. making plans for it to be on the menu for Halloween.

Overnight, it seems, John's term as President of Round-Up has occurred. This weekend, he'll be "the man" and hopefully watch years worth of effort bring rewards and blessings to hundreds of men. I remember five years ago when he was first asked to be on the board.

Overnight, it seems, my babies have grown up. My daughter will begin first grade tomorrow - it could not have been nearly seven years ago that I first encountered the blond-headed beauty with that unique upper-cheek dimple and slight divet at the top of her ear lobe. And, my son, is now at the upper-end of the power chain of elementary school. This year, he will turn double digits. How could this have happened, seemingly overnight?

Overnight will soon turn into tomorrow - the day that will mark a new beginning for me - a day left wide open with my childrens' absence to ponder all of these great mysteries. Sigh...........

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

chele said...
Nicely written Steph. I echo your sentiments - "yesterday" really doesn't seem so far away. So - here's to embracing today...

JustMe said...

Hang in there, Steph. I have friends who look at me like I'm crazy, cuz they're doing the back to school happy dance, while I'm sniffling away...

And as much as I hate being a full time worker outside the home, I can feel your anxiety about planning your newly kid free days and what God wants to do with you now. I guess we all have our seasons of going, What now, God?

The only consolation in kids who are growing up, for me, is that it brings me that much closer to playing with my grandkids!!

Growin' with it! said...

so, how'd ya do?!