An ending

Today is the last day of sixth grade for Dylan. School would have ended last week but we had some days to make up due to all the snow and ice storms. I can't believe he's finishing the sixth grade. Only two more years and he will be entering high school. It's unbelievable to think that he's that old already.

Today I go back to work after a three day weekend. I wish it were my last day for the year too. Kids just don't know how good they have it.

4 comments:

my wonderful men... said...

School is over for both my boys now and they both will be freshman next year. One in high school the other in college.

They grow up so fast!

Kids don't know how good they have it. I can think back to when I was a kid and all I wanted was to grow up, why???? lol

Cheri said...

from one (transplanted) hoosier to another:

i read your comment on boomama about hymns... jars of clay has a hymn cd..... i'd heard them do "i'll fly away" in concert for years - it's on their hymn cd....

Lori - The Simple Life at Home said...

Mary,

I'm so glad you decided to comment on my post about being a fulfilled homemaker. In no way was I trying to criticize those who work outside of the home. After reading your comment I went back and re-read it and don't think that I saw that any where in the post. And yet it made you feel that way and I'm sorry. It's not that I think it's wrong for women to work. My mother worked all through my growing up years because she needed to. We lived a very modest life and it was what had to be done and I totally understand that. I know that I am blessed to be able to stay home.

One of the reasons I wrote the post is because of the number of hits I get on my blog from women who are struggling with being a homemaker - feeling invisible and unappreciated, feeling unfufilled and unsatisfied, and feeling miserable. I was trying to address them - to encourage them that being "only" a wife and mom is a great thing and shouldn't be seen as a waste of their time and talents.

As a working mom, you are doing an amazing thing by providing for the needs of your family. I know that my mom always made our home a place of refuge as well. I didn't mean to infer that working women don't do that. We always had home-cooked meals, a clean and lovely house and happy memories. It may be harder, but it is still possible.

Again, I'm sorry if you read my words in such a way that caused you pain. That was never my intention. Many of my friends work and I am amazed at how they aer able to juggle all the things on their plate - I don't know that I could. I barely manage to hang on with what I'v got going on!!

I hope you will come back and visit again. Oh, and I'm posting this reply to my comments so that others who might feel the same as you can see where I coming from.

Lori - The Simple Life at Home said...

Hey, sorry to bug you, but I've posted something that you might find a little helpful. It's about what to do when you feel overwhelmed in your role as a woman. Let me know what you think.