Monthly Archives: July 2012
With two five year old boys in the house, every day is an adventure! On this particular day, I heard them playing in their play room and snuck in to see what they were doing. An all out Star Wars Imaginext battle was under way. I don’t particularly care for the Legos (small pieces and all), but they love them and can spend hours setting up battles with them. I love that they have finally reached a point where they can play together unattended for the most part. I don’t have to be with them 24/7 to supervise. However, I do know that a quiet house is not a good thing because it generally means they are up to something! But today, the quiet happened because they were engrossed in play.
When I look at these next two pictures, I am so happy that these two love one another so much. They genuinely enjoy playing together and being together. Yet, I am excited for the next adventure awaiting them: kindergarten. While they have been together every single day of their lives, come kindergarten they will be in separate classrooms. It will be the first time they have been apart. It will be time for each of them to have the chance to be his own person and learn his own strengths and weaknesses. I’m excited to see how they will grow and change over the course of this next year.
Now head over the the talented Melinda Meredith Photography and check out here work HERE. Please be sure to stop back next week as we take a look at “joy”!
After almost two months on the road traveling and moving from Massachusetts to Tampa, I’m finally able to rejoin the group! I’ve hated not being able to participate, but being on the road, staying in other people’s homes, living out of a suitcase–well, these all made blogging a bit of a challenge. And while I took tons of photos on our journey, I’ve decided for today to focus on some shots of the boys playing at a park in our new neighborhood.
While my pictures may not be a literal representation of “reflections,” they do reflect the versatility that our children have. You see, they are military brats just like their mom and dad. They have now lived in four states in their five years of life. They have moved three times in the past three and a half years. They have learned the heartache of leaving friends and places they love. They have traveled. They have seen places that most kids their age don’t even know exist. They are outgoing, engaging, curious, aware of the world, observant, moody, active, self-assured, hesitant, and so much more.
As a military brat myself, I know first hand the range of emotions they have experienced as little ones moving. As a mom, I wish I could take the negative feelings associated with moving away for them. But, I also know that at this point, the moving is their “normal.” They have learned how to adjust, make new friends, settle in to a new bedroom, find the familiar in a different place, make connections between where they are and where they were.
For this resilience, I am thankful. And for these marvelous, messy, loud, boys, I am beyond grateful and truly blessed.
Now head over to the wonderful Melinda Meredith by clicking HERE and see her take on this week’s theme. Join us next week as we take on adventure.