Today I am 37.
That means 40 is just around the corner.
40 is kind of freaking me out.
But things are good. Really good. For today anyway.
A few weeks ago #1 Son came home from school and told me he thought he was ready to be baptized. I told him we'd talk it over with his dad and decide together. After a sit down with #1 Son and Husband we decided he was indeed ready so we pinned down a date. Normally a date wouldn't be a big deal. Normally if someone at our church wanted to be baptized they would simply go forward during the invitation hymn and be baptized immediately after church (we don't have a baptistry so we have to go to another church building to borrow theirs). #1 Son wanted QM and Daddy to be there but Daddy was having shoulder surgery that week.
So on April 28th, #1 Son was baptized into the Lord by his dad while his grandparents, great-grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and even 2 of his teachers watched on. It was a truly awesome day. I have never been so proud of one of my kids and I cannot wait for the day his siblings make their own decisions.
Today was my last day of work for the summer. Yesterday was the last attendance day of school for the kids. I was so looking forward to having the summer off but now, faced with it, I'm a bit sad. I'm going to miss my co-workers, especially Miss T, and the kids. I'm going to miss the hustle and bustle. I'm going to miss having a schedule. I'm sure this will wear off in a few days, but right now I'm a bit down about it.
I came home from work today to a small birthday cake absolutely covered in candles. Husband and the kids had been waiting but I was late getting home so we had to rush through my cake before Husband had to leave for work. It was fun just the same. And my gift is a week in Tennessee at my folks with the FarmHands. It's been years since I've spent more than a night or two there. Bitsy doesn't remember ever having been there. Last time we were there I think she was 2 1/2. That makes me sad. As much as travel and being away from home stresses me out, I cannot wait to go. I really need some time at my mom's house (it's not Daddy's- he only gets his shed- HT's rule, not mine). I really need some time with my parents and siblings and Art. I need some time away from my house. I need for my kids to spend a decent stretch of time with their grandparents. And I'm getting all of that for my birthday!