as the dust settles…

Today I’m all out of sorts.

Truth be told,
I’ve been this way for a couple of days…
my heart is restless
and my mind whirling
as I try to hold on to it all.

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It’s been the best of summers
in this in-between season
before we move the boy out of the house
and into college next week.

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It’s been so long
since I’ve fully embraced the goodness of summer…
the thrill of wide open spaces on the calendar,
the marvel of watching the sun set in a miriad of colors,
the joy of late summer evenings of softball under the lights,
and fireflies
and drippy ice cream cones.

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This summer I embraced it all.
It’s been a summer of reconnecting
with friends and family
and reconsidering life and priorities.
It’s been a perfect summer…
the best kind of whirlwind.

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As the dust settles,
my mind is having a hard time slowing down
and catching up with reality.

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The reality is that the sun is setting my perfect summer.
School buses started their annual routes this morning
and our homeschool will start next week.
And, after a week of homeschool,
the one I first schooled will move out and move on
and our day to day activities will include four people,
not five.

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And, as the dust settles,
I’m realizing this…
perhaps my heart is restless
because it overflows,
by my mind is whiriling
because there is no way to hold on to it all.

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2 thoughts on “as the dust settles…

  1. Heidi, just love the way you are able to put into words what every parent of a college freshman feels! Praying for you all as you take this next step with your son. 🙂

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