I've just come in from putting the kids on the school bus for their last Friday of kindergarten and first grade. The house is SILENT. There's many things I won't miss about school days--the morning rush, the homework prodding, the anxiety at seeing my boys off each morning for an entire day without me.
But I will miss this. That first glimpse of morning silence. Peace. Long uninterrupted time to write and spend time with God. Oh, it will still happen, just not so frequently and not without a bit of effort. (That is, getting up before the sun rises!)
Nevertheless, I'm looking forward to more time with my boys. The lazy days. The vacation days. The beach days. The-lay-under-a-tree-with-a-child-on-each-side-of-me-and-read-all-afternoon days.
What will you miss when summer's here? What do you look forward to?