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Oh Dear – Sweet- Crazy- Summer..
What an interesting time you are for parents. The kids are out of school, running crazy through the house all day, demanding no less than 37 snacks an hour, and trying so hard every day to find a way to send one sibling or another to the ER. It’s true..so many parents (myself included at times) can’t wait to strap on shoes and back packs and return the craziness to the school way halls.
Yet, I want to take time to thank you – my dear friend Summer. To appreciate all that you mean to my family and to me.
Thank you for camp outs full of sweat, dirt, and mosquito bites. For muddy lake water swims and sticky s’mores as we sit around a campfire.
Dear summer – Thank you..
For poolside cool downs, Popsicle snacks, and time to enjoy the backyard sprinkler!
Dear Summer, I promise not to forget..
The times you let us rest, the family that you allowed us to visit with, and the hikes you let us take while the earth was green and in bloom..
Dear Summer, I will always appreciate most..
The growth and learning you allow us each to experience that cannot be achieved when our bodies are sitting at desks or confined to special spaces on colorful carpet. From learning to swim to riding bikes without training wheels…you always help us reach new goals.
Summer you come with trials and challenges. Some of your days are unbearably long. Yet, you are beautiful and wonderful..a land filled with memories to be cherished and dandelion wishes to be blown.
Thank you summer for coming and lasting and warming my life.
Thanks for the memories,
~This Summer Lovin’ Momma ~
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