Showing posts from May, 2017

Surviving My First Year Of College

In my last blog, I talked about Zach deciding where he was going to go to college, scheduling college visits and how I was feeling about that whole process.   Now a year has flown by and he is home for the summer after his first year of college.   It is hard for me to believe that this school year is over already. It seems like just yesterday we were dropping him off in Iowa City.   I remember that day vividly as I was dreading leaving my oldest son to begin his future.   T he first few months were very challenging for me. Although Zach seemed to have adjusted rather quickly.   I found myself texting him just to check in to see how his days were going and usually I would get a one word reply, which was fine, because then I knew that he was alive.   I did make it through the first semester without any major breakdowns and got used to not worrying about him being out until God knows when.   Then came the month-long Christmas break.   I was so looking forward to him being home.   Funny

What brightens your day?

     Have you recently thought about the many things in life that brighten your day?   How often do you think about your daily routine and what brings excitement to your otherwise ho-hum world?   Well, maybe you don’t ever have a ho-hum world, but if you do, what are the things you enjoy in life that re-charge your batteries?   Sharing time with family and friends is a common thread in all of us that is unbeatable.   So what do we all share with family and friends in day to day life that makes it special?   Maybe you like to go fishing, hunting, biking, golfing, gardening, farming, attend spectator events, cultural events, listen or play music, go on vacation, volunteer to help others, eat, sleep, aggravate someone, and the list goes on and on.   If you re-read the previous sentence, you will find some things that are toward the top of the list for me.   Of those that I enjoy, it’s kind of a toss-up on what is the greatest, or maybe not.        One of my favorites is golf.   Eve