Wow, time is flying by fast. I think the older I get the faster it moves. First it was the end of July and now it is almost the end of August and before you know it Thanksgiving is here.
With the end of Summer coming closer and closer it also marks the beginning of a bittersweet year for me. My Daughter is starting her Senior year at high school, lots of “last ones” happening now. On one hand I am ready on the other I am not. It is funny, I have lots of friends who are right now sending their graduates off to College and are asking me for advise and on how I handled it when I sent my Son off when he entered College. I keep telling them, it was easy, I was ready, but I am not so sure it will be the same with my Daughter. Maybe because she is a girl? Every time I look at her and think about past times and were we are heading to now, I get all choked up and all teary eyed. Must be because she is a girl and the youngest. Let’s just see how crazy she is driving me in the next couple of months, maybe by the time May 2011 comes around, I will be ready to ship her out of the State.
Right now, I am getting ready for my last time being a Band camp chaperon. The past 8 years of doing this gig, I have had the pleasure of watching a lot of kids grow up and I made some great friends along the way. It will be hard I am sure, next year when it is time for the next group to head out to stay behind and just see them as a spectator at the games. I have lots of good memories to hold dear, and hope that the friendships I made over the years will continue for years to come.
Yes time is flying, but with it will come new memories. And I am looking forward to them.