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Trying to remember that there is always a reason, always something that makes you smile during the day- recognizing the event, person or situation that made you smile will make your day seem that much better.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Sharing is caring

I did something today I wasn't sure I was going to do. I shared this blog site with people in my "real" life. My coworkers to be exact. My stomach was in knots and I am still not 100% sure about it...but if I am going to put it all out there, I might as well share with those that are in my life (hi guys if you are reading this!). Kind of a weird feeling..but good at the same time!
My nephew (my sister's child..not to be mistaken with my sister in laws kids that I was talking about earlier this week) had his first day of preschool today. I sent my sister a text wishing him good luck and telling him I love him. Apparently he asked my sister when I would be down there! Ha....too cute. I talked to my niece tonight on the phone and she was full of news about school and music class. She is having a great time in school- do you remember that first day of school? Spending days picking out just the right outfit, putting your pencils in your pencil box and packing you backpack for the first time. Wondering if you were going to fit in, wondering how the bus was going to be, wondering how it would be away from your parent for the entire day. Feeling like such a big kid when you climbed onto the bus, hoping that you wouldn't have to sit alone and that you would know someone. I think that first day of school, whether it was kindergarten, high school or college was always the best- always the one that you would remember. You may not have met them all with the same level of enthusiasm, but it was like going out on some new adventure, never knowing what was going to come next. Hearing the excitement in the kids voices, knowing that they are hitting some pretty huge milestones and being able to be part of it, relive a little bit of my own childhood through their eyes, that is a pretty amazing gift.

1 comment:

  1. You hit the nail on the head colenic - I still love the first day of school for my kids - I think Wallene and I spent and hour on her first outfit - her trying them on and me thumbs upping/downing. And new school supplies - yes! I love new school supplies [probably more than the kids.]

    I always remember that my parents bought us new clothes once a year - in the fall before school started and how it was so great to line them up in my closet and mix match and imagine....I love doing the same here [except at the rate these guys grow it is like, 3 times a year - thank goodness they like clothes at Christmas :D]

    Thanks for the memories. It is awesome.