Thursday, May 28, 2009

the cycle of life


Our time is filled these days with activities to commemorate the school year that is ending: the learning, the friendships, the growth in each child. There are events, parties... my heart gets squeezed every time I think about Abbott being a second grader (!) next year; about Cal graduating from his preschool to attend preK at his brother's elementary school. I watch my children grow. I remember being six years old. I wonder what they will remember from this time in their life. I wonder if they have met any friends that they will have as adults. Last night after dinner we took a walk, and I saw signs of moving on everywhere - the springtime iris wilting, blackberries starting to form, the first poppy of the year. And the cycle of life continues.

15 comments:

Purple Flowers said...

You have made some very important points, about growing. Wondering what your sons will remember being six years old.

You are such a fantastic Mom, I believe they are going to remember alot. You are giving them and have given them many happy and positive memories to fill their memory banks with. They will thank you someday.

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Adore poppy flowers...can't wait for you capture them & click-click-click away... How you raise your kids is inspiring!

Coffee with Cathy said...

Oh Lecia, I so remember those bittersweet days of saying goodbye to teachers and routines and structure and friends who had meant so much during the past school year. I felt it even all the way through high school -- and of course that graduation day is the worst of all! You are so right that it's the cycle of life. Thank you so reminding us.

Francesca said...

I'm nostalgic and sentimental, and I always feel those moments of transition. But it's good, and I hope the cycle will continue bringing my kids good things, and a good life ahead.

Deidra said...

You are living in what I like to call the golden age. When my kids were that age, it seemed that every day seemed to shimmer a bit. Enjoy!

Kwana said...

The wheels turn so fast. Beautiful photos. Thanks.

KPiep said...

The end of the school year really snuck up on me...and now I"m just wondering how I'm going to keep my girls busy all summer!

Paige said...

We're at the end of the school year, too, and when I think about my son turning 10 in a few months I feel stunned. (!) This cycle of life is pretty powerful stuff...

pve design said...

I reminded my children that only a few months ago, there was snow on the ground and it was dark at 5pm.
How quickly we lose track of the cycle of life as we move forward.
pve

nicola @ which name? said...

beautiful photos. beautiful sentiments. and ones i feel strongly in my own life, too.
nicola
http://whichname.blogspot.com

Sherri said...

Did you say blackberries? I'm readying my buckets and ladder! xoxo, Sherri

Kristin said...

Wow do I really need to stop and smell the roses. Thanks for inspiring me to get outside!

Ina in Alaska said...

Very poignant post..... Many hugs....

Becky said...

I always feel a little sad when a season is ending. So I feel a little sad 4 times a year, every year. It's just what I do :)

Enjoy your end-of-school festivities, if you can!

state of bliss said...

Your photos are stunning.