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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Summer (the season) (07/09/09)

TITLE: A Summer to Remember
By Michele Borntreger
07/11/09


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This summer will be one to remember always. It will be the first time that my children get to be with me instead of summer camp. Let me explain…my children are 10 and 7. I have worked full time since they were born, but on February 6th of this year, I quit my job to be a full time stay at home mom. This summer will be different and we are going to have fun!

We started out great. We went to the pool several times. Saw a few movies. Went the park and the beach, then we just fizzled out. I am not sure what happened. Even as I sit here and write this, the day is July 9, 2009, we are about half way through summer vacation and what are my boys doing?? One is playing on the Wii and the other is playing on his DS. Where did I go wrong? What happened to all my great plans?

But then, I remembered something. My one and only goal for the summer was to have fun with my kids and we have been doing that. So what if we don’t have an activity for everyday? The important thing is that we are spending quality time together. I had been hospitalized for almost four months last year and battled with depression. I was an absent mom. But now, I am back. I am here for my kids and no matter what we are doing, we are doing it together and these are memories that they will cherish as they grow older.

So, with about six weeks left for summer vacation, I have a new outlook. Instead of worrying about what we are going to do, I am just going to enjoy the simple things with my kids. We are going to stay up late, sleep in late and go with the flow. If that lands us in the movie theater, the bowling alley, the beach or just sitting at home chilling, I will be happy. These are years with my kids that I will never get back and I just want to enjoy every moment with them. And for them, when they grow up they will look back and remember that first summer we had together and each one after that. They will be thankful that they had a mother who loved them and wanted to be with them. I thank God that he has given me this wonderful opportunity!


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Joanne Sher 07/19/09
What a blessing your changed attitude is! Kids will remember the time you spent with them more than anything else. Thank you for reminding me of this perspective, that I so need! I am sure you will love this summer. What a gift you have given to your children.
Seema Bagai 07/19/09
A good reminder to savor every moment spent with family. Time flies so quickly.