Every Tuesday I make a drive to school. It isn’t a hop skip and a jump, a short drive to town, a quick trip across the city no it’s an hour and a half trip one way, uphill barefoot in the snow. (Just kidding about that last part, but I couldn’t resist!)
The drive is priceless and I wouldn’t trade it for the world. Every week it gives me precious much needed time with my youngest. We laugh, we talk, we crank up the music and sing at the top of our lungs, we eat lunch at our favorite lunch spots, pop by our favorite stores and make memories that will last a lifetime.
It is precious time indeed and time that I do not take for granted.
Next year my youngest will be a senior and when May of 2020 rolls around a season in our home will come to an end. Gone will be the book bags, study guides, book reports, folders, pencils, back to school shopping and endless questions. My last will complete their education the final high school cap and gown will be worn and I’ll no longer be a home educating mom. Trust me when I say, they were just little yesterday!!
So, I do not take that long drive to school lightly. I soak it up and enjoy every minute! Some days we drive through rain and thunderstorms and some days we roll down our windows and soak up the sunshine. Some days we hurry home and some days we hit the mall. We’ve dodged tornados and flying shovels, road raged drivers and out of control debris. We’ve braved road construction and rush hour traffic, had long talks, solved the world’s problems and dreamed big dreams.
The long drive gives us time together and is a gift that makes life beautiful!
Today, on this cloudy, rainy, fog filled 23rdday of 100 Beautiful Days we made that trip, that long drive to school. We laughed, talked, shared stories and discussed life. We ate our favorite food and listened to new music. It was a wonderful day, a beautiful day, and I’m thankful for it!