This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every moring: great is thy faithfulness. The Lord is my portion saith my soul: therefore will I hope in him. The Lord is good unto them that wait for Him, to the soul that seeketh him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD. Lamentations 3: 21-26

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Grains of Gratitude, June 28, 2009

Boo is entering his last week of summer intensive. I am grateful for the experience, but also grateful that he will be finishing up. There have been many lessons besides dance...some good...some...well educational.

He is ready for some freedom and I am ready for a little too. When his brother was that age and in an intensive it was only for a half day. It's a lot of work for a guy his age...which is rapidly approaching 9. As he keeps reminding me. Where do the years go?

Roo has two weeks left to dance. This is a blessing for him because last year four weeks seemed just too short. He is in his comfort zone and I am getting used to dropping him off and leaving him. It is harder on me than him, I know. (And calling me overly protective is a compliment, and I thank you for it.) I think five will be perfect. I know as he gets older we will be looking at some six week sessions, possibly longer.

I am grateful for a husband who has not complained about my lack of housekeeping and "interesting" menus. He is taking a few days off at the end of next week to spend with me...that will be a novelty I am looking forward to.

The whole summer intensive experience has been an adventure. Nothing has gone as planned (my plans) from the classes and structure that we've been used to in the past, to the events and incidents that have changed the plans for my days. But I've gotten to have lunch with friends, paint, visit a museum with another friend, move books, have a chance to help out at the studio with some housekeeping duties (it's always more fun to work on someone else's stuff!), paint, move books, do some shopping alone, and paint. Do you see a theme there???

One out-of-the-blue, unplanned, last minute incident was the offer of some tickets for the boys and I to attend a show we had really wanted to see, but just didn't have the funds to make possible. We got to see some choreography from one of our favorite choreographers and some of our favorite dancers--a couple who have been gone for a year now and who returned for this event. Of course this was on a week night, so we flew home, changed quickly, ate in the car, got home waaaaaaay too late, and were totally tired the next day--but oooohhhh it was worth it. It was intense, exciting and phenomenal.

Sadly my computer time was severely limited and I've not been a good visitor. Hopefully after next week I will be home a little more and have the paint chaos under control. I'm grateful for the little time I have been able to sneak in and grateful for everyone's patience with me as I catch up.

I'm grateful the LORD has provided such a full life to keep me never bored and always learning.

I'm grateful for Christine at Brady's Bunch who started Grains of Gratitude.


Michelle M. said...

You guys definitely have a lot going on. I hope you are able to enjoy your summer :)

Barbara H. said...

That show sounds really exciting! Glad you'll have some time with hubby this week.

Sheryl said...

That's wonderful about the tickets and show! Sounds like things continue to be hectic, but good, for you all. Lot's of sweet memories being made...and as you mentioned in your post, a whole lot of learning going on :)
Glad you and your honey are going to have some down time. Enjoy!