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Shutting ‘er Down


I have come to the point that I realize I have to temporarily stop blogging.  Time is just going by too fast.  Just yesterday my kids were starting 7th & 9th grade.  And now it’s March.  I don’t want to miss a thing.

I am unbelievably busy homeschooling a high schooler – not to mention his sister.  I literally go from one end of the county to the other every week running Austin to guitar class, writing class, biology class (no WAY I was teaching that one at home).  Not to mention his soccer, Amber’s basketball and Amber’s track next month.  Add on top of that Friday school, church, Bible study, couples group, Amber’s small group and all the other activities that happen on an unscheduled basis.  I am one tired mama.  But I don’t want to miss a thing.

So the blog has to go.  Not that I’ve been doing much lately, and the above paragraph is why.  Once school is over and I sleep for a week, I’ll be back.  This time with my husband and kids is very sweet.  We just spent a fantastic two days at the Great Wolf Lodge . . . . laughing, relaxing, and playing.  I need this time to nurture my marriage, my kids and my life.  And I don’t want to miss a thing.

I’ve always liked to have songs that represent different things in my life.  The song for my family has been “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” by Aerosmith.  And no, the crappy country cover is not even a close second.  It was a disgrace – may it be purged from our collective memories forever.

I’ll leave you with the lyrics to the song and a reminder – don’t miss a thing!

I could stay awake just to hear you breathing
Watch you smile while you are sleeping
While you’re far away and dreaming
I could spend my life in this sweet surrender
I could stay lost in this moment forever
Where every moment spent with you is a moment I treasure

Lying close to you feeling your heart beating
And I’m wondering what you’re dreaming
Wondering if it’s me you’re seeing
Then I kiss your eyes and thank God we’re together
I just wanna stay with you in this moment forever, forever and ever

I don’t wanna close my eyes, I don’t wanna fall asleep
‘Cause I’d miss you baby and I don’t wanna miss a thing
‘Cause even when I dream of you the sweetest dream would never do
I’d still miss you baby and I don’t want to miss a thing

I don’t wanna miss one smile, I don’t wanna miss one kiss
I just wanna be with you, right here with you, just like this
I just want to hold you close, feel your heart so close to mine
And just stay here in this moment for all the rest of time