“Every ending is a new beginning”, Marianne Williamson.
It's been a busy few weeks in the Baschwit household! We've celebrated three birthdays and had an engagement dinner for our son and future daughter-in-law. As the seasons change, I watch the “seasons changing” within our family.
I was able to take a moment as I rock my napping grandbaby to reflect on the time that has passed. What was once a home full of rambunctious children then became a loud house of teenagers (with times where we thought we may not survive) and before we knew it. . . everyone had moved on and you could hear a pin drop.
Today, I see a glimpse of the years that I thought were long behind us. Yes, the days are usually quiet. There are no dirty dishes waiting for me, we're no longer tripping over shoes and book bags. And though sometimes I mourn the time that has passed, I have found joy in our “new normal,” our quiet evenings, just Al and I.
Going to bed without a to-do list a mile long on my mind has been quite nice. Cleaning the house and it lasting more than an hour is pretty nice! Our life is coming into a new season. Every passing birthday is a reminder that our children are adults now and no longer need us the way they use to, and with each engagement, wedding and birth comes the excitement of the family tree growing and the life that lies ahead for each of them.
Then there are moments like today. The school called and our 3-year-old grandaughter had a tummy ache. With mommy at work, “Nana” got to pick her up from preschool and care for her the rest of the day. As she lays here sleeping, I see the new chapter that is just beginning in this season of our lives. There will soon enough be a houseful of rambunctious children again and in time, teens (that may be a bit more fun being the “Nana” allowing dad and mom to handle those cranky teen days), and wondering what awaits them as their lives unfold.
As I embrace each changing season of our lives I'm reminded of the words of Winston Churchill, “This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is perhaps, the end of the beginning.
On this Day. . .
If you celebrate your birthday today, you’re in good company!
American actor and comedian, Adam Sandler, well known for his work on Saturday Night Live and movies such as Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore and Waterboy was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1966.
Also the man who took the country by storm with his angelic pipes, Michael Bublé, Canadian singer and actor was born in 1975.
And speaking of singer/ songwriters that melted hearts across the country . . . on this day in 1956, Elvis Presley made his first appearance on the Ed Sullivan show.
Upcoming Events. . .
Crawfordsville District Public Library-
Friday, bring the kiddos and join the Crawfordsville District Public Library Children's Department for their Wiggles and Giggles event from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Music and movement for kids, ages 18 months to 5 years old. Have fun with shakers, scarves, jingle bells, rhythm sticks and more!
Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County-
Stop by the Carnegie Museum and check out all of the many fantastic interpretation of "Houses" in the Sugar Creek Quilt Guild's Challenge Show, on display at the Carnegie Museum. The display will continue through Sept. 20.
Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. Come join the fun at Carnegie Museum for a night of Doctor Who appreciation. Put on by the Crawfordsville District Public Library and Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County. Enjoy refreshments, Doctor Who trivia, an English to Gallifreyan translation station and both classic and new Who episodes. Costumes encouraged. Admission is free.
They ask that you please sign up and let them know that you are coming, and to get a reminder email before the event go to: http://cdpl.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=2863&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2019/09/01