Today is the day. Not yesterday and not tomorrow. Today is the LAST day of school for this academic year for my three sons. What happened? Where did the time go? The year just flew by! They grew in many ways over this past year as we all have. I almost blinked and missed it. Ms. Stella grew up, too! She turns 2 years old today.
So as the school year ends… It is that time of year where we hear and give life speeches at graduation commencements and receptions about this is not just an ending but a beginning; a new chapter as we look to the future. Words of advice are shared and some may be remembered. My nephew, Samuel Dieken, is graduating from high school and will be headed to college in the fall. I remember when he was just a little guy. Where did that time go? He was just starting school – both shy and ready to take on the world, right? He is again.
Dr. Wendy knows this feeling all too well with the preschool graduation of her grandson. Where did that time go? He was just born; he was just learning to walk and talk. Well, he is all “grown up” and ready to take on kindergarten. He is about to walk his own path.
It isn’t just the school year that has flown by. Everywhere I look I see life’s milestones marking time. We recently celebrated my grandparents’ 70th wedding anniversary.
L. Joe & Betty Ann Claeys along with their children and families threw a party to celebrate this milestone. Amazing the legacy they have created with their bond of love that started so many years ago!
Cheers to a life of love and longevity. May we all know that. May we not blink and miss it. A thought for this time as we wonder where the time has gone? Don’t blink… Remember the last moment as it has helped shape who you are today. Enjoy this moment and then the next moment. Don’t blink.
This summer and for the rest of your days – enjoy the little moments, enjoy the big moments; remember the past, dream of tomorrow, and live life today.