Nine months seems to be ringing in my ears.
In the span of nine months my daughter and daughter-in-law gave birth to my two grandsons.
In the span of nine months, Benjamin will have completed his first year at a charter school and promoted to third grade.
My husband has now been employed in the span of nine months.
Summer is on the way and I am still adjusting to my new roles. I have been working two to three jobs for over a year. The temporary has become permanent. As my friends and I quote to each other on a regular basis, "Our expectations of what we thought life would be at this season are what is tripping us up. Our reality isn't close to what we thought it would be like." We are learning to let go of the expectations and embrace the new permanent, that we all thought would be temporary. I am encouraged by women's strengths to adjust and move forward. They have all experienced the span of nine months, during their birthing years of their own, now grown children. They are now embracing the birth of this new season of life.
Benjamin has accomplished many things in the span of nine months. He has adjusted well to all the changes. We have had some ups and downs, but growth has come from all of them. My favorite time of each day is seeing his yellow backpack come bouncing down the ramp to greet me in the pick up line. I am so grateful I am able to pick him up each day and hear all about the day.
In a span of nine months Benjamin gave his first violin recital. He played solo, duets and in the ensemble pieces. His older brother helped him achieve this goal. He has excelled in violin.
Promoted from Wolfe to Bear in Boy Scouts.
In the span of nine months - school. He will be out for the summer the first week of June.
He grew up! He adjusted this year and so am I. He also took care of his ducks, then through tears he released them to a better life. We took them to a near by pond, and yes, we all have secretly gone over there to check on them. Our 18-year-old son even drove over there himself to see if they were okay. I heard one little boy say he liked the duck with the "pony tail", he didn't know we had placed the ducks there.
LIFE! So many curves balls...so many chances for growth...even in the span of nine months.