This time of year seems to bring on a lot of “hurry up and wait” feelings in me. I am in limbo.
Ben leaves for school Sunday. I dread that day. I am happy for him. I will be fine. Everything is ready for his journey, yet, I wait.
David starts grade 9 this coming Tuesday. I’ll miss his company. I am happy for him. I will be fine. Everything is ready for his first day back, yet, I wait.
Katya leaves for Abu Dhabi at the end of September. She will be so, so, so far away. This will be such a fantastic experience for her. She will be fine. I will be fine. Everything will be ready, yet, I wait.
I saw the first hint of colour in the leaves of the maples this week. I’m ready for fall. I love the cool air. Yet – summer hangs on and … I wait.
I am on the plateau of life’s storyline – the time when one season ends and another begins. Transitions. Changes. Moving on. One routine will replace another and life will carry on.