Friday, November 21, 2008

Life.....Our Life....

Ah....Fridays! I just realized how significant in my life the beginning and the ends of the weeks are to me! Of course, my oldest son would probably argue with me on what days were actually the beginnings and the end...but.....as a mom that has had kids going to school, and still does for the last 29 years, the week always starts with Monday and ends with Friday! Saturday and Sunday are bonus!
I have always looked forward to Fridays ever since my husband and I were 'going together' 38 years ago because that's when he would drive for and hour and a half to come to see me, or I would hitch a ride with someone to go and see him...we only ever saw each other on weekends! I remember when we did our pre-marriage counselling that the minister asked us what we figured would be our greatest obstacle after we were married....my ever practical accountant husband said finances.....I said seeing him on weekdays and getting used to having him around everyday! Well, the finances, with nine kids have always been a problem but thankfully being together has not...well, except that now we are looking forward to retirement so that he can be home all the time!
So, this weekend brings the usual Youth Group for the kids on Friday evening and then tomorrow we're suppose to drive for a couple of hours and go to a 'Bethlehem Walk' that my hubby's brother's church is doing. I think the kids will really enjoy it...and then Sunday brings church , that includes the children's ministry eldest daughter and I do. So, as you can see, the weekend doesn't bring a lot of hoopla or partying, but I usually look forward to it just because hubby is home and we can spend some time recharging our batteries to be ready to tackle the following week of going our separate ways!
Come to think of it.....our weekday life these days isn't a lot different from our pre-married life.....good grief!

4 comments:

Joyful Dreamer said...

Have a wonderful time on the Bethlehem walk. :)

Rachel Anne said...

What a sweet memory of driving an hour and a half to see each other! Awww! It sounds to me like you have quite a man, there! 38 years is a wonderful accomplishment, not to mention 9 children. you have my utmost admiration!

tommiejo said...

I posted the link to the sugar cookie recipe! It only took me all day...but in my defense, we were out most of the day!

Erin said...

I love the weekends as well. I'm still "on" as Mom, no break there, but Hubby is home and the kids (don't always) have to be anywhere, at least not at 8:30 in the morning.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope the feeling in your toes has returned.