As the sun sets on the month of October I rejoice in the knowledge that this time next year my sweet husband will be home from Afghanistan and we will be enjoying the waning of Fall together. This is usually my favorite time of year, but this year I find myself just wanting to get it over with so we can start in on Winter to move on to Spring to suffer through the Summer and then we will arrive safely, thankfully at a beautiful Fall season with our hearts full of anticipation and our minds focused on home coming.
And yet as I write this I think that I don’t want to waste the year with thought of tomorrow, I want to have something to show for it. I want to be able to look back on the year and be proud of my hard work, and the success of the children. I guess I do want to stop and smell the roses and admire the Fall colors, I just want to do it on fast forward. Are both possible?