From the top of the driveway

We emptied a container of salsa during dinner this evening.  As I was walking back from the recycling bin at the top of our driveway, I stopped and looked down the drive, my eyes traveling the road leading away.  I could hear the boys in the backyard.  They were hollering and exclaiming as they jumped into and out of puddles left behind only moments ago by a brief monsoon storm.  The substantial gray clouds were already distancing themselves from us, not ones to linger in any one place too long.

For some reason a thought lodged itself into my head as I continued to look past our driveway and onto the road leading into our neighborhood.

In ten years…

In ten years Cody will be 20 and Carter 18. If I am lucky, I will have seen them grow up and mature.

In ten years Husband and I will be in our fifties. I will have been a teacher for 14 years.

Maybe. Or maybe not. Nothing is certain in the march of time. But I do hope I will be around and that I will take a moment to pause, my ten-year older self, and reflect on what has come and what will still be before me.

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I am an elementary school teacher, a former microbiologist, a mom to a herd of two boys, and a grilled cheese sandwich and beer connoisseur.
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4 Responses to From the top of the driveway

  1. ten years,,,such a long time….NOT–my sons will be 35 and 40. I of course will still be 39.

  2. I’m 59, and currently going through journals from my early mom years (research for my next book) and I am SO glad I have them. In ten years, you will have these posts to look back on. What a pleasure that will be!

    • shoes says:

      What a great resource for your research and I bet quite the interesting read. I have only been blogging for a handful of years and already enjoy looking back at the earlier posts. Just when I feel that I am too busy and considering completely walking away from my blog, I think of how much I will wish I hadn’t as the time rolls on. Plus, I like to kid myself that Cody and Carter will want to read them someday. 🙂

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