I enjoy slowing down for meals, especially when at home…and especially when I’m with my family. During these everyday moments I like to take a minute or two to appreciate the food on the table as well as all the other good things that are in my life. And sometimes these feelings are carried through into my handmade creations, such as the altered napkin rings featured in the most recent Somerset Home.
Things at home have been on the quiet side. And there are still a few weeks left of summer for our household before Brook begins school again. She’ll be entering her first year of high school…I can’t believe how quickly time speeds by! Thank goodness we still have a decent chunk of time left with her at home – I plan to savor every bit of it together. I’m so not ready to let go, but I know I must…eventually.
And speaking of letting go, Brook’s been away at summer camp for 4 weeks and we finally get to bring her home this coming Friday. At first Bill and I were not keen on letting her go for so long, but Brook very much wanted the extended experience (for 5 years prior she’s been going to the same camp for their 2 week session) so we thought it would be okay for us to follow her lead and let her sign up for 3 extra weeks. On one hand, I’m glad that our girl is gaining independence and ready to wander off a bit on her own, but on the other hand I’m fearful of letting her go. Parenting sure is tough…and at the same time, I’m learning so much about myself (and life in general) because of it. Who knew that my little girl would be my teacher…of life…of love?