It’s that bittersweet time of the year. I would not call it the most wonderful time of the year. I love having my sons around as much as possible…. Realizing they are growing up so fast and will be on their own before I know it. 

Tyler and Kelsey are starting their senior year today. Jake is starting his junior year at a whole new, much larger high school and also starting tech school. The clothes and notebooks are all bought. Forms are all filled out. But…still…something doesn’t seem right. Something is not ready. And that something is…ME! Where has the time gone? It seems like yesterday I was laying out their clothes and packing their lunch boxes. No school buses this year. No PB & Js. Just two almost grown young men another year closer to independence. 

I am so proud of the men they have become. My heart is so full of love for them and my cup runneth over. 

For all you other parents going through first day of school melancholy or can relate in some way, I send you a big hug. 

I think I will make this am’s coffee Irish. This morning needs a little kick! Cheers! 

It’s 5:00 somewhere..maybe 5 am but who’s keeping score? 

Woohoo! My life is a blog!