Friday, November 15, 2013

November 15, 2013

Seriously, time has been flying. I imagine that working, being a mom, being a wife, GEMS leader, friend and taxi driver to the kiddos has made time for reflection pretty non-existent. T1 is 13. A sassy teenager who is never far from his ipod touch. He did football last fall and is going to try swimming later this month. My heart hurts for him as I know that rough times that he wont want to share with mom will be coming soon. I adore that he still hugs and kisses me. T2 is 11 and to look at her you would assume she is older than Tristan. Her heart is helpful and her struggles are not as apparent as Tristan's. She decided to try out for the school musical and tonight I should know if she made it. I am so nervous for her. I see that she struggles to live up to her "determined stereotype". I try to encourage her to not live between those limits. I need to spend more time with her. T3 is 8 and a diva. "I know, right" is the phrase that comes out of her month more often than not. She struggles with being the follower when it comes to friends. I just want her to learn to stand on her own, but she looks for the approval of others. Super talented as well. Dance has been new this year and she excels in that like she did in gymnastics. J and I have celebrated 16 years of marriage this summer and celebrated it by taking our son to an airplane show. Family is still a priority and we stand united in the messy laundry, dirty dishes in the sink, racing to and fro pace of our life. I'm so afraid that life will pass us by and I will be left saying "I thought we were going to put a stop to this craziness."