Since I had an extra day to rest from my crazy work schedule. I awoke at 6:15 a.m. this morning and took a bike ride to the Sundial Bridge. It was a beautiful ride with the bird and ducks in full voice. Once I was home and had a load of laundry washed I treated myself to a Movie. I don't have too many Monday morning when I can get the discount. (Seniors get in for $5.75 at the Early Bird show and since I was going to Angry Birds the Movie that seems appropriate.)
The one thing that seemed to be on my mind the most today was going to the cemetery to see all the flags. I don't have any local veterans at the Redding cemetery, but I do have my Mom. She died in an accident almost exactly 30 years ago. I took flowers, but decided to take a picture and bring them home since there was no place to put them.
My school year has been filled with 50 hour work weeks to support my son and I through his academy. He had 12 hours a day almost all the way until graduation May 7th.
I was very proud at his graduation when he lead in the Fireman's Prayer.
We celebrated Ian's graduation and his 20th birthday with a meal and cake before they headed home.
It was also an opportunity to pat my grandbaby, "Petunia". (11 weeks until I'm a grandma)
|I don't think they will name her Petunia|
|They are so cute!|
Since reading Brazen by Leanna Tankersley, I have been finding courage to be the me that I have kept hidden. I have realized that if I'm not being me, I not being. I admit that being a mother and all the things I did for my children was my all consuming life for over 25 years, but now it is time to show them how to live after children.
It was not my choice that it would also be alone, but that is the way the cookie crumbled.
|Now I dance|
|And HE has a plan for me|
|I'm no longer a Sunflower tossing in the wind|
|I am a butterfly; my story isn't finished yet.|