Saturday, July 24, 2010
When our kids grow up and move away it seems like everyone's life is busy and there is often not enough money for frequent visits. Some of you may be fortunate enough to have your grown kids and grandkids nearby, but sometimes even then schedules don't allow for visits like we might like.
For those of you who still have children at home, savor it as much as you can. Take pictures, go to activities, and establish close family bonds and traditions. It seemed like I had to work a lot when my kids were younger, but we still had a lot of good times. I tried to take them places that I hoped would enrich their lives. I made every attempt to attend every soccer game, dance recital, award ceremony, and whatever other school or church event in which they were involved. It all has sped by so fast--graduations, weddings, births. Now the next round will be the grandchildren who are here now and are still to come.
I'm scheduling my posts ahead of time for the next couple of weeks so they will post automatically. However my blog visiting and commenting may be somewhat curtailed. I should be able to acknowledge comments on my blog and visit the blogs of those who have commented, but beyond that I am not too sure. But I will be here so please keep your comments coming.
If you missed The Soundtrack of My Life this past Monday please check it out. I started a new feature called Tossing It Out Tuesday. This coming Tuesday I will be talking about junk mail. My Thursday Debate Day topic will be concerning government pensions. The other days will be topics that you will hopefully enjoy.
My thanks to Ellie at Ella's Edge for the kind mention on Wednesday. She was talking about "change"--I guess there are several of us thinking of that word. I'm still making changes in my blog. Have you noticed any yet?
If you have children who are grown and on their own, do they live near to you or far? How often are you able to see your grown children? If your children are still living with you, how do you make quality time for them? Who is visiting you this summer, or who are you visiting?
Still looking for some government paid employees to weigh in on this past Thursday's debate. I still need to be convinced that I am wrong. Or am I?