It’s a snow day today. All schools are cancelled. Even my doctors appointment. It is a good day to reflect on what is in front of me, like my son.
This past weekend and well, the past 6 months it was about everything after the car accident. It was also about sending my daughter off to college. Since she was unable to enjoy her first semester of her freshman year, she now has a second chance at enjoying her second/“first” semester for real this time.
As we were shopping for things for her dorm room she had a heart to heart with me. She reassured me that she would be ok and that I needed to now focus on her brother. She is right. I now needed to remember that along she is away at school, I still had my son at home. I needed to be there for him. I needed to stop feeling sorry for myself and remember that I still had another child /teenager left that I needed to continue to mold and prepare for when it is his time to go off to college. Wow. What a reality check.
So today, it is a snow day and my son and I are ordering pizza and watching Netflix. I am going to try and not worry about unpacking , cleaning my room, worrying about when to re-launch my podcast or washing those dishes. Today It will be about him.
When did my kid get so wise?
I am so freaking thankful for life today.
I am thankful to God for giving me an amazing daughter and an extremely intelligent son.
One is away becoming her own person. Now I have one left to help get him ready for the outside world.
Thank you for all of this.
Now, back to snow day.