An Ordinary Morning - We sat drinking our morning coffee, discussing our plans for the day. The To Do list was growing quickly. I was grateful for our few moments of quiet togetherness.
Monday December 12, 2011.
Locked Together - It is a tradition for the grade eight students to put their locks on the chain link fence on the last day of elementary school. Kenzie and her friend, Chelsea put these locks here. I would call them best friends, but not in the way you usually think of best friends.
They met on the first day of kindergarten, although, these two girls rarely socialize at school. I remember once in grade three listening to the girls fight upstairs. One minute they were yelling and screaming, the next they were in a fit of laughter. Uncontrollable laughter. That is how Kenzie and Chelsea are. There is bond between these two that goes beyond popularity, social status, or a bad day.
Lines of Light -
Wednesday December 14, 2011.
Baby Fix - I had the chance to photograph my friends granddaughter and got my baby fix too. As much as I love the stage my kids are at, I miss having a baby in my world. Last year, we finalized our decision not to have more children. I know it was the right decision for us. But moving ahead, farther and farther away from some of the most precious years of my life makes me a little sad.
Thursday December 15, 2011.
Sincerely Yours - I hope he gets all he has wished for.
Friday December 16, 2011.
New Word - Last year for Ali Edwards One Little Word project, I choose the word Thrive. I think I over shot.
1. to prosper; be fortunate or successful.
2. to grow or develop vigorously; flourish: The children thrived in the country.
What I`ve learned this past year is that thriving - growing and developing vigorously is often accompanied with growing pains.
After the year we`ve had, I`m considering words like comfort, enjoy, and easy for my 2012 one little word.