Saturday, August 7, 2010

Last week of summer

Sadly, my summer break is almost over. Normally, I feel a tinge of excitement for the beginning of school, but for some reason, all I feel is sad that the summer went so quickly. I am simply not ready to send my own children back to school. I am not ready to start taking care of other people's children again. I have enjoyed this summer so much. We played and laughed. We went swimming. We rode our bikes. We toured historic and fun places all over Colorado. We visited great friends and had great friends come and visit. We saw family. We went on a fabulous vacation over seas and learned so much as a family. We even planned more vacations for this year.

We missed more church than we have in a long time. I think we missed four Sundays in our ward during the last 12 weeks, but with each Sunday missed we felt more grateful for the Gospel in our lives. We talked about what a blessing it is that the Gospel remains the same regardless of where we are in the world. We even ran into missionaries on our trip overseas. I cannot even begin to explain how happy it made me to see the familiar white shirts and black name tags. There was comfort in seeing the Gospel at work around the world.

But now, I have one more week until I go back to work. My children have three more days after I start. Wish us luck. We are not ready for summer to be over.