So it finally happens. Today was the last day of school. I have been excited but worried at the same time. I’m excited to get to spend the time and make memories with my little loves. I’m worried that I don’t have enough things for the kiddos to do or keeping those growing brains busy enough but I’m leaving it up to the guy upstairs to help me having a great summer with the little kiddos and the family when we have our road trip. Inspired by the idea of documenting “day in the life” by some friends in the Clickinfriends, I’ve decided to use this day to document what’s going on in our life. This is not only for me but it’s also for the kiddos to see years later. The difficult part of this challenge is to be in the frame at every photo.
The past year has been great for both school kids, they start to find their own interest and what sparks their little growing brains. As a mother, each day away from them is a day of many worries but I place my worries in the hands of the Creator because there’s nothing I can control. I can only control what I’m teaching my children. Before sending the boys off to school, I try to remind them of the following hoping, praying that when they grow up, they will become useful individuals for their own family and for the society as a whole: “My sons, remember: always listen and respect your teachers (and any adults). Help your friends especially those who are not as fortunate as you. Treat others just like how you want to be treated. Study hard so you can play hard. Don’t let an opportunity pass you by. Love your youth because it only comes once. Watch your surroundings, pay attention to strange signs and strangers who you feel not belonging. Always say sorry, thank you and please. Be ready to forgive at any given time. Life is too short to hold grudges or let sadness take over your life. Always have the desire to learn new things, to meet new people and to make new friends. Remember that it’s important to have happiness but it’s even more important to bring happiness to others because ultimately that happiness will come back to you ten folds. Eat ice cream, read a book, watch a movie, listen to music, enjoy simple things in life. One thing I’m still learning is to listen, learn to listen before you get to my age. Treat elders with grace, passion and respect because you will be old one day too. Always treat the ladies right because like your mom, they bore and gave births as well. Remember to pray and count your blessings everyday. I will Pray for your safety and protection from God Almighty.”
Overall it was a great day. Other than the usual happenings everyday, I was at the school with the kiddos for their end of the year parties, I visited my mama and was reminded how spoiled I am. She made me green mustard kimchi, my most favorite and barely mentioned it at family gathering on memorial day that I was having a craving for it. A few days later, here it is. We celebrated end of the year as a family, the kids got rewarded for doing well in school. Because it was raining, there were a few photos were taken with my phone. I’m a little (just a little) disappointed that my bus stop surprise was not as good as I planned because of the rain. I wanted to spray the kids with crazy strings when they got off the bus but it started raining so I squirted a few, grabbed the camera, the umbrella to hurry home so the kids and the camera do not get wet – well the camera mostly because the kids really they could play in the rain ^_^. I’m glad to have had this challenge and had so much fun doing it although it was a bit tiring. The picture of me hugging my husband at the end of the day was just how I felt. I wanted. to. crash! My most favorite photo was when the kiddos pulled out my oldest’s first year album and started admiring the places he got to go, things he did. We had a good time looking through the photos with a few good good giggles. I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I enjoyed taking them.
Summer is officially here, we would like to wish you and your family a great summer, safe travels and make great memories with the ones you love!