A New Chapter …
It doesn’t even seem possible that August is over, my favorite Silverstreaks are already in the midst of meets and games, and some of best friends are already at school. Where on earth did our sweet little summer get away from us? Among evenings of pancakes on the porch and swatting those darn mosquitoes that can make weeding miserable, hitting up the tennis court with my Mama and sharing conversation over cups of cereal, busy days of work at the store and little jaunts to the library or the grocery store, starting Karen Kingsbury paperbacks and unclasping rollerblades from red ankles, somewhere among all these moments, summer happened.
With the startling realization that summer is drawing to a close, our house has been in a mild attack mode over to-do lists, school shopping, final get-togethers with our nearest and dearest and last minute dorm/house projects. The front bay of our garage is presently a maze of shelves, photo displays, and a dresser that are in respective stages of refurbishing. Alex and I are actually quite excited to have these little thrift store finds all finished. Her bookshelf, crafted by Grandpa Dave from orphan drawers, will be a home for the textbooks she isn’t presently committing to memory. My dresser was upgraded with a simple paint job and an inspiring message from Proverbs 31. Our sweet photo display had broken hinges and a frumpy appearance when we found it ~ fresh paint, new hinges, and some creativity transform this piece into my organizational center for the school year. Ahh, the joys of repurposing!
The newest chapter of the Anderson adventures are just beginning. After Alex and I are settled in at school, our dear parents will have the house to themselves for the first time in twenty-two years. (Needless to say, I’m sure they are far more excited than they let on) It will be tough to let go of this wonderful summer and the indescribably joyous times we have when we are all together, but our narrow paths are leading us in new directions. “I command you: be firm and steadfast! Do not fear nor be dismayed, for the Lord, your God, is with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9) Today and every day. The blogging torch shall be passed back to my mama for now, although I may be a guest poster in the future. Thank you for letting me practice my writing and share a little snapshot of life at Crooked Willow with you these past few years. Blessings to all as you enjoy the final days of summer and anticipate autumn days ahead. – Kate