This past week we wrapped up the last day of school for our spring 2019. Summer is officially here for us and it wasn’t but the second day with everyone all at home and I was feeling slightly closed in, as little hands were all attempting to help me with a meal, that I felt slightly panic-y about 60 plus solid days of such closeness.
I kept on, meal prep and holding in my voice, pushing patience to the limit and patting myself on the back in my inner-self for not losing my cool. We know, we’ve all been there at some point, so I’m going to just write about it. Authentic is what we at Hannah Kate love to promote in our product, but it’s also what I know we all want in our hearts.
It was in that moment I was feeling mature, very good-motherly, holding it in — then it hit me that I really only officially MIGHT have, by the grace of God, 18 summers with each child He’s given me. I’m a mother with almost three over 18 now.
Three who I will see some through the summer, but not much. This is sad, but gladness, because it means I gave them wings and they are flying! However, it is sobering, yes? Sobering that their childhood is over. They are moving on to the next season.
I’ve had the pleasure now to work with Andrea for many seasons. I kind of live work life through the Hannah Kate photoshoot times, seasons, and catalog instead of regular calendar days! I believe my near 21 year old man-son was just nine, possibly ten when I began. These seasons, the summers between them… have gone fast.
I don’t intend to make this post a downer, not one bit. What I would like to do is make it an UP post where we all, including myself, look at this summer and make it as “UP” feeling and up-doing as we can. Of course circumstances will each come to us that make us realize our world doesn’t play out like the Garden of Eden before a snake in a tree, however, what I do know is that so much of this summer and it’s “up-ness” will depend on heart-eyes to LIVE each day as if…
I only have 18 summers with each child.
That isn’t a whole lot, I found out, but it’s a good amount to make the most of!
Happy Summer! We are starting it off with a GREAT wonderful bang by having our Sample Sale June 3-5th. Wednesday through Friday, doors will open 9am and we will wrap up at 3pm each afternoon. We’d love for you to come by! Our Sample Sale will be at 2776 B.M. Montgomery Street, Homewood, AL. 35209. If you have any questions feel free to message us on our Instagram post regarding the sale, or call us at (205) 871-6362.
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