Monday, August 15, 2011

A Short Break ...

I've been blessed these past 19 years to be what's become a dying breed: a stay-at-home mom. Even as my children have grown into their latter teen years, and I've focused on writing during the school day, I've been there when they go to school and when they get home.

This year, our daughter's a sophomore in college, one son is a junior in high school and the other is a sophomore. While I'll always be a mom, in three very short years the role of full-time mom will come to an end and I'll begin a new chapter in life, but until then, family is priority.

So, with that in mind I've decided to take a short break from this blog, just two weeks to give my undivided attention to the greatest gifts God has given to me. We'll probably do all the silly family things like go to the zoo and a malt shoppe, and we'll check out Minnehaha Falls again. We'll probably play a few games, sing a bit, and even share quiet reading time.

Even though they're teens, they still like doing things as a family. That's a tremendous blessing in itself. How can I not take advantage of it?

I'll see you in two weeks.


  1. Have fun and treasure the moments, Brenda!

  2. Have a wonderful break, Brenda. Treasuring moments is definitely good advice. How wonderful that you have teens who still love to hang out with mom! Such a great opportunity to deepen those ties!

  3. I agree: how could you not? Love it.

  4. Good for you -- we always like Duluth, and the Lark toy store/mini golf is fun for all. (There is a bird place near the toy store that I've heard good things about, too.) Have fun! (Me, I've been wanting to go to the SPAM museum, but I don't have any takers.)