With Taya heading into grade 12 time seems to be moving faster than it ever has before. At a time where I wish it would just slow down. Between Taya working as a lifeguard, hanging out with her friends, and driving to her BF’s house we hardly see her. I really notice how little I see her when I go through the photos and she isn’t in them. It makes me sad but happy at the same time that Matt and I have raised such a great kid who I believe is ready to take on the world. I hope she knows that even though she is in far less photos then we would like that every time that shutter snaps close we are no doubt thinking about her! Soon Taya will be learning how to live a balanced life without so much nagging from her parents……I think she is excited to figure it all out. School, friends, family,and work. It will be interesting to see how her priorities will change as she continues to grow.
I consider myself lucky to have met the love of my life so early in my life, had Taya while I was young and still get to have Tristan almost 5 years after Taya was born. The time between the kids is so perfect for us. Its neat to have him bringing up the rear.
On the weekend I went out sailing with my Dad, Matt and Tristan. It was perfect weather even though the weather man was calling for crap. The wind filled our sails nicely and the waves were gentle. This was the first time that Tristan showed interest in learning to sail. He took the tiller in his hand, found the wind and sailed us back to the marina with a huge smile on his face. I always thought that it was such a gift that my Dad knew how to sail and that he was willing to show me and share his knowledge. I hope that I can do the same for my kids and that they will want to learn. I’m not sure that I would have ever tried sailing if my dad had never introduced me to it and if my mom had when so willing to give up every weekend to go sailing every summer for as long as I can remember.
What all of this boils down…Taya with her juggling work, friends, BF, and Family, Tristan with family, friends and sports, my parents with an apartment building, kids, grand kids, and friends, Matt and I with work, kids, parents, family and friends its all about balancing sometimes the scales tip too much one way but your family is always there to help get you back on track again.
I love my life!