We made it! {CELEBRATE This Week: 194}

I’m glad you are here to celebrate! 

Share a link to your blog post below and/or use #celebratelu to share celebrations on Twitter. Check out the details hereCelebrate This Week goes live on Friday night around 10(ish). Consider it as a weekend celebration. Whenever it fits in your life, add your link. 

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We made it. The 2016-2017 school year is officially closed.

You may have heard my sigh of relief. 
The relief I feel from making it to the end of the school year is abnormal. 
Perhaps it’s because it was an abnormally difficult school year.

I’m not sure how to sort it all out. 

I return to celebration.

This I celebrate:
  1. We are together.
  2. We have a summer full of special things.
  3. I’m still writing.
  4. There’s still laughter.
This summer will be one of rejuvenating and anchoring myself. I am slowing down. I will scrapbook. I will write a flash draft of a book about faith. I will write stories from the classroom. I will take more walks. 

I will laugh.

It is laughter that makes it possible to overcome the hard of life. It is laughter that is my gauge of celebration. This summer I will laugh.

[My apologies for the late linkup post. It seems we made it to the end of the school year and then I caught a bug that landed me in bed from 9:30 pm on Friday night until 6:00 am on Sunday morning. Still, I celebrate the good of starting summer.]


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  1. So sorry, I guess you had a “flash” bug along with the “flash draft” plans! Hurrah for the end of school celebrations. Let the party begin!

  2. So glad you're feeling better and that you and yours made it! I love the pics of first day and last day. Here's to a summer of ease. writing, and laughter.

  3. Sorry you got caught by a bug but glad it was short-lived and you're feeling better! Wishing you much laughter throughout a rejuvenating and productive summer!