Although it's sad to see summer end, we have made the most of it, making it easier to see it go. I've been able to check a few things off my list that I wanted to accomplish this summer including exploring Oregon, starting hobbies, and spending time with friends and family. Check, check, and check. There's always more you want to accomplish but I'll be satisfied with what has been done.
I'm looking forward to continuing with the list now that I'll have a day a week of 'me' time during the school year. Whether that will be filled with 'me' type of activities or get crowded with other things, we'll have to see. I'll do my best to protect my day. I feel okay about being a little selfish with that time. Eventually (hopefully), kids will come and we'll have more than enough on our plate. As for now, I'm going to take advantage of this time to do the things I want to do. There are talents to improve, books to read, church callings to magnify, and life to enjoy.
We are very blessed to have this time in our marriage as well. Like pretty much every couple, we've had to go through some tough things, especially this last year. Since McMinnville isn't exactly the most happening place for those without kids, we've had plenty of time for uninterrupted communication, putting us more and more on the same page in life. Fortunately, my husband loves to talk and has a gift for communication. I think this is the one quality, second to his good heart, that I appreciate most in him. This quality gives me more confidence in our future together than anything else.
And so, time goes on and I anticipate wonderful things to come.