I am always saddened at the end of summer. Goodbye to the beach, the pool, the smell of Coppertone Waterbabies sun-block. One of my all-time favorite smells in the world. I am going to miss putting the kids in the car without coats, boots, hats and mittens. I will miss the open windows during a hot summer night. The campfires in the backyard and the sounds of crickets playing their summertime melody. On top of saying goodbye to summer is the bittersweet thought of school starting. I know it will all be fine. He’s going to love kindergarten, but then there is the little thought in the back of my head, “what if he doesn’t?” This is the first step in a very long journey.
We have seasons in nature and seasons in life. Although I love summer and it is nearly over I can still look forward to fall. I love fall too. The painted landscapes of vibrant oranges, yellows, and reds. The smell of nutmeg and cinnamon throughout the house. So although something good is about to end, I can seek comfort in the fact that something wonderful will fill its place. Just because my little boy is ending a stage in his life, a new journey is about to begin for him and I need to be optimistic and believe that he’s going to LOVE it.