so many thoughts this past week, can’t keep them straight!

What in the world? I can’t seem to get a post together because my brain goes from one subject to another faster than my fingers can type and I might confuse even myself if I read how my brain is working right now.

Trying to wind up the school year, celebrating Layton’s big 16th birthday, working in the salon, cleaning house, working on the outside, thinking about niece and her shower this weekend and preparing to go for that, meeting with girl friends to say goodbye to a friend who is moving away from us, visiting Grandma Margaret each spare minute,my dad going in to get a stent put into his heart today and it failed, trying again tomorrow, praying for that, I could go on…..

But all in all, in the busyness of it all, the important stuff is what really matters, and that is relationship.

Layton getting to a point where I have to let him spread his wings a bit without me hovering over him, quite frankly I am not doing very well at it. I keep reminding him “I’m not finished raising you so let me,”

Coming to an end with the kids and schooling them this year. I’d sum it up to a great year all in all. With Brayden’s surgery it wasn’t what we had planned but the time spent with them I will cherish. I took Jordan to ‘kindergarden roundup’ where they access the children and talk to the parents. At the end they were describing ‘the day in the life of a kinder the first few days of school.’ This is my baby, been thru this 3 other times, you would think I would be a pro but the tears started welling up, got the ugly face going on to hide the tears and one escaped as I was trying so hard to NOT DO THAT, when the principal picked me first to introduce myself and Jordan. Big lump in throat with tears explained that it doesn’t get easier for me just harder then introduced myself. Ok, big breath……..

My sweet visits with Grandma Margaret. I cherish them. Jim has met me several times to see her. Jim on one end running his fingers thru her pretty white hair and me rubbing lotion into her feet.

My precious friend Lisa is moving away from us. I am going to miss her so much. We had a sweet time saying good bye for now, we will meet up again soon. Great evening, bitter sweet because I will miss her and don’t want her to leave even though I am excited for her new little world she is about to encounter. Times like these you realize how special someone is in your life and when I have taken her for granted knowing she was just miles down the road from me. Busyness should not get in the way of friendship.

My niece, and getting to be apart of her wedding shower. I love this girl, so looking forward to sharing this time with her.

And to mention my dad again….I love that man, he has a whole bunch more life to live and I don’t want to see him down. Praying for him tomorrow!

This sums up somewhat of what is in this girl this past week.

June 9, 2011 - 3:51 am

Cheryl@OntheOldPath - Your brain and mine should get together one day, sounds like they have a lot in common! It is always good to read about what your lovely family is up to!

June 9, 2011 - 3:21 pm

Jenay - Lots of changes going on in your life too….well, every season we must embrace. Love you and love your boys…keep a goin’….it’s all good…just different.

June 9, 2011 - 5:21 pm

Graceful - So much good stuff here, Marlece! And you are so right about letting them spread their wings — it’s not easy…and sending the littlest one off to kindergarten doesn’t get any easier either. I was a big ball of tears last year on Rowan’s first day — and this year on his last day!

June 10, 2011 - 3:15 am

emily wierenga - thank you for sharing your heart, friend… i hope you find time to rest this coming week. and i totally understand what you’re saying about layton… i don’t think i’ll ever feel i’m finished… sigh. 🙂

June 10, 2011 - 5:17 am

Brenda - Wow, it sounds like you need an emotional vacation! I remember the feeling of my babies heading to school the first time. Tears in my eyes and a huge lump in my throat, but as you know, it all settles down once things get started in the fall. Love reading your blog!

June 10, 2011 - 12:11 pm

Rachel - Wow wow wow!! So much blessings in such a little time. And time does go so fast — I’ve begun to realize it. My Hannah just turned 15 and it just seems like she was a baby.

Embrace the goodness!

June 11, 2011 - 2:16 pm

Jen - I wonder if we ever really think we are finished raising our kids???

June 12, 2011 - 2:14 pm

Craig - Oh. My. Marlece. So much stuff going on. But so much love present. A little losing, a little gaining, smiles, tears. And this is just a little of what’s inside the girl – there is a LOT inside this girl. I heart reading you. God bless and keep you and each and every one of yours Marlece.

July 2, 2011 - 3:07 am

Nabila Grace - Sometimes when we can’t get our thoughts just write is when we need to write in prose…and you did just that my dear! Beautiful. :o)

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