Next week, my new year begins. School opens on September 8th. I will enter a new phase in my life.
I turn 40 years old this month. My youngest one will enter preschool. My oldest is entering high school.
I have mixed feelings about coming to the realization that my oldest will be packing up for college in 4 years. Some colleagues at work have college aged children and their homes are so quiet now, its almost deafening. Some love that the kids are gone. I think I'll be with the group of parents that will miss their kids.
My Olivia is the smartest teenager I've ever met. She is gifted beyond belief. She is exceptional in math, science and the arts. She plays multiple instruments and loves classical music and pop rock. I could stare at her for days and my heart would only grow happier and happier. When she plays classical violin, her sound is so mature and full bodied. I sometimes think she doesn't even realize how amazing she is.