July 30, 2013

savoring summer... at last

We raced into summer full force with celebrations and camp and long awaited journeys... and while all of it was worth the anticipation, the after has left us exhausted.  The calendar tells me our time is almost up.  Soon there will be band practice and school and.... homework. I am not ready to even think about it, but already I can feel the weigh of it in my chest. We pin lists to the wall, knowing we must look ahead, but mostly, we just savor. We hold tight to these last, rushing days of summer in hopes that they will sustain us all fall. 


I long to soak in the rest more than the sun rays, but both satisfy.  And when my son's laughter rings out along side me, I laugh along, knowing that these days are far too short, and the sun may disappear as quickly as the ocean erases the shore...




But even when the rain comes crashing through the sky, we sit and enjoy the storm... God's way of holding us still, reminding that the very best thing is just being together...

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4 comments:

Mindy Whipple said...

You are so right - drink it all in and it will sustain us through the winter months. We have been fortunate to have had a lot of sun this summer and I am grateful. Have a wonderful week!

Richella Parham said...

Oh friend. . . just caught up on several posts. . . you've been as busy as I have this summer! But what fun you've had! SO glad you got to experience Disney is such a special way. I know your heart beats with Africa--how cool to get a little slice of it so close to home! :) And now I think of you enjoying the sun together--soak it up, sweet girl!!

Southern Gal said...

Oh, I'm there, Dawn. Summer is almost over! I will soak in as much as I can hold these next two weeks and think of you.

P.S. Loving the polish!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Oh how I love this. Yes, a FULL summer can exhaust a person. :) I'm glad yours was FULL of good stuff.
I'm not ready for it to be over....where is the pause button?