it’s summertime again. its hard to believe that it’s June 23rd. I feel like we just celebrated Valentines and now we’re about to celebrate July 4th…wow. The kids have gone to Ohio for the summer…off to Nana and Papa’s house, where ice cream is an acceptable breakfast and a playhouse is a castle in the eyes of a child.
I miss my kids terribly when they are gone. I walk past their rooms and have to remind myself that they are not here. Even the dog is confused at their absence…rushing to the doors in anticipation.. I can’t thank God enough for my parents willingness keep them for the summer. It is indeed a blessing.
I was walking out back last night, chasing a silly puppy that thinks she is too cute for her own good…and a saw the fireflies…**blink**blink**blink** and was reminded of the simplicity of summer, and I went back to a time when as a child, barefoot, racing across the field and hopping into a tree…climbing to the top and magically transforming the tree into a land of fairies and pixies. I thought back to days that the sun never seemed to set and days spent fishing or laying in the sun watching clouds roll by.
I envy my children at times like these. Envy them for the sweetness and innocence they still possess and that they have the long summer days to enjoy. But at the same time, I am so very thankful, for it through them I am able to see summer through their eyes and live vicariously through them.
Sittin’ in the mornin’ sun
I’ll be sittin’ when the evenin’ come
Watching the ships roll in
And then I watch ’em roll away again, yeah
I’m sittin’ on the dock of the bay
Watching the tide roll away
Ooo, I’m just sittin’ on the dock of the bay