I’m so glad you could make it this morning. I’ve been looking forward to this time we share together all week. I’m telling you, our weekend coffee is the highlight of my week. If we were sitting down together today, I would break out the Thomas coffee I’ve just purchased. I’ve been so excited to share this with you.
You see, my dear friends and neighbors are from St. Louis. I have lots of family there, too. I love St. Louis with all my heart. My daughter will be heading there for university in the fall, so she likes it there as well. Anyway, I digress. Thomas coffee is an amazing find. When my friend, Tracey, ran a doughnut shop, the only coffee she served or would serve was Thomas coffee. I have to tell you, I tried it once and I was hooked. I think I’ll go make us a cup instead of just telling you about it. It’s something you won’t believe until I tell you, but there is no bitter aftertaste. I can’t wait for that first cup. I’m sure you’ll like it, too. You’ll see. I just wish we had something sweet to go with it.
In other news this week, my middle daughter graduated from high school last Sunday. It couldn’t have been a nicer day. The weather was perfect and the ceremony was beautiful all along with a Catholic Mass. We are Catholic and she graduated from a Catholic school so what better send off into the vast, new world than with a Mass. Our pictures turned out very well, too. I would have liked some more, like one of my dad and brother with the graduate, but that didn’t happen. We all went out to eat lunch afterwards which was delicious and the best part was that we were all together. Such a joy. Of course, after lunch was over, we came home, rested a bit, then she took off to attend various parties for the rest of the day. Ah, youth!
All the kids are out of school so summer vacation has officially begun. It’s nice not having to wake them up in the mornings and make sure the boy is ready for school. The girls are independent, so we just hear them getting ready and off they go around 7:15 every morning. Next year we won’t have a driver for either of the ones left at home, so we will be back on full-time taxi duty. I will miss that, but it’s only a year until we have yet another licensed driver in the house. Hubs and I have been spoiled over the last 4 years always having a teenager to run errands and such.
My Kindness challenge is going well so far. I’ve just finished week 3. This week, we focused on being, thinking and saying kind things. This is a tough one, but I’m starting to get better. It’s not to say that I’m an ogre or some other terrible monster. I do have a temper, however, so it’s twice as important for me to remain calm, gentle and kind during those times. I’m a work in progress.
Being a more gentle person is not as hard as it sounds and I’ve found that it helps my relationships. I have found over the last 3 weeks that my marriage is much more infused with love and patience. Hubs is changing too. I can tell he is more engaged with me than he was, and our marriage shows that. Our marriage is the focus like it should be in our life, the rest is secondary. I love this man with my whole heart, unconditionally. I think he’s seeing a change in me, too. I hope he is.
Well, I hate to guzzle and to, but it’s time to get the boy up and moving. He has a baseball game in a little over an hour. I thought it would be raining, but it isn’t raining yet. This little apple of my eye, my not-so-little baby boy, my sweet future who is too big to fit in the bed between Hubs and I is growing up too fast. Soon enough, he’ll be wanting the car keys too.