Wow! I seriously cannot believe that it is already June 7th! I mean, didn't we just get out of school yesterday? Summer is flying by, that's for certain! Today I'm joining Anne and Erin of Love, Fun and Football for June's edition of Currently and here's what we'll be talking about: what we're currently planning, wishing, learning, browsing, and going.
planning// We're planning for Alise to get her braces at the end of June. Baby Girl didn't realize what she was saying when she told her ortho that she wanted them before her birthday. Wayne and I put a hold on those plans for a few months and decided that the best time would be summer. She is so excited, but I don't think she knows what she's in store for.
wishing// It is so amazing to see how God works in people's lives and what's even MORE amazing is that he still uses dreams to communicate His plans. Even though Stephanie was still in communication with her agent, she had pretty much given up on playing basketball again - much to mine and Wayne's disappointment. She recently got a job and had decided she wanted to work off the court instead of on it. One night, she had a dream that she was on a team and just as the coach called her in to play, he stopped her, "Oh, wait! You're not eligible anymore." Steph said she woke up really upset and the next day, her agent called with a spot on a team. How awesome is that?? That was a week ago. It's been a whirlwind of excitement, chaos, anxiety, fear, and lots of tears, but later today, our Baby Girl will fly out with her passport in hand. We're wishing her all the best as she joins a new team, experiences a new opportunity in a NEW country, and dreams new dreams. I'm crying as I type this. I miss her so much already!
learning// Having said all that, I'm learning that sometimes, being a parent sucks. It's so damn hard. I mean, I've got one kid flying off to who-knows-where and I've got another kid that I've got to explain the facts of life to this summer. And it's because I love them both so. dang. much. that I will do absolutely anything to let them go and live their dreams while I read stupid books about how to talk to your tween. The spectrums, it's crazy. The love for them both is beyond words It breaks my heart when Alise's friends treat her badly and when I can't take off work to drive Steph to New Orleans to get her passport.There's the age difference, the amount of needy-ness that each girl needs. Where Alise use to need me so much, she's perfectly happy with just ignoring me and doing her own thing. Stephanie is always needing me - and then throw in a husband somewhere in the picture and it all gets even crazier! Parenting is just a never-ending learning experience.
browsing// On a much lighter note, have you picked up Ree's new magazine at Walmart? It went on sale yesterday and I spent most of last night browsing through it's colorful pages.
going// We are just going, going, going! Alise has been attending basketball camp this week with her teammates. I know one tired little baller Monday night after she and her friends came back to our house after camp and swam and rode the 4-wheeler all afternoon! Next week is church camp. After that, I'm not sure, but it still looks to be a very FUN summer for us!