Well, I got my first "hater" comment the other day...at least it is the first one I've read. There may be more, but I just missed them ;-) Anyway...It did make me reflect on a few things...but probably not in the way this person intended.
Jump (in thought)
Kids and I have been having a really relaxed summer. It is almost time to get back to the grind of school and work. I know those of you who work year round have absolutely no sympathy, so I won't ask for any! It has really been nice though.
The beginning of the school year is always the reminder. It is so hard to believe it has been almost 4 years. A long time and a moment ago all in one. I have no idea what I am supposed to have learned these past 4 years. I do know we have two choices: move forward in our circumstances (toward joy) or die (living dead). Some days we take a step backward, but mostly my kids and I are moving forward--not because we always feel like it--but because Todd would want us to. Even more, I know God wants that.
I just had a happy, sweet memory come back to me. A lot of days, we would stand in a tight circle and put all our hands in a pile in the center of us like we were some sports team and yell "Greaaaat Day!" Todd started it probably because one or many of us had a bad attitude about something we were going to have to do or one of the kids was sad because he was leaving for work. It was a reminder to put on a good attitude...to assume you were going to have a great day. It never failed to leave us with smiles on our faces and giggles in our hearts.