Summer is my favorite season.
As soon as school was out, our 8-year-old made a bucket list of things he hoped to do this summer. He included some pretty creative things on that list, some we have accomplished and some that we are still working on.
Summer is a very busy time for our family.
June started with a bang. My husband went on a mission trip to Mexico, then we had Vacation Bible School, followed by a week-long youth convention/camp (where that sweet husband of mine was out of town again), and ended with another youth convention/camp (where I was gone for a week).
We were able to take a deep breath at the end of June and prepare for the rest of our summer.
One day as we were driving to work, my husband said he was so thankful for the opportunities he had in June to do the things we did, but he was looking forward to the rest of the summer.
He said, “It will be nice to drive to work and talk about the height of the corn and how the soybeans are doing, and enjoy the view.” I agreed and as we turned the corner in between corn fields, I laughed and said, “Yep, that corn will be knee high by the 4th of July.”
Right then and there, our summer changed for me. I decided I wanted to savor every last bit of summer.
And we have.
We have visited the fair, gone and saw a movie in the fancy movie theater, got frozen custard, gone to the park, played with bubbles, sidewalk chalked our brick sidewalk, chased lightning bugs, visited an international food market, been to swim at several friends’ pools, helped friends out with projects at their house, and many more fun activities.
I don’t want to miss out on one single second of this summer. It’s not over yet, so get out there and enjoy the view of the beans and the corn because the harvest is coming!