Celebrate with Ruth Ayres @ ruth ayres writes …. because we need to celebrate moments in our lives every chance we get!
This was a funny old week, really. It began sunny and warm days full of Spring promise, which were followed by a return to cold and clammy pre-Spring gloom. Nevertheless, there were things to celebrate.
My husband and daughter are traveling through Austria, and I celebrate their adventures through the photographs they send, and our conversations at night when they share their experiences of the day. I love knowing that they are making every moment of this experience count.
I celebrate the return to our classroom routines, now that PARCC testing is over. My kids and I have settled back into our sixth grade groove: read alouds, book clubs, writing workshop…and “five book Friday”. Yesterday, I settled back to listen to my kids share their reading lives, and marveled at the variety of their reading choices and the confidence with which they book talked them. We celebrate our reading lives.
It’s baseball and softball season, and our reading area looks like the team locker room. I love hearing the stories of practices and games, the drama of my kids’ sports lives, when they drop their gear off in the morning and then stop by to collect it all after school. I can picture them playing on the fields across our town, and this always makes me smile. I celebrate the physical exuberance of this other life that my kids are lucky to have the chance to live through sports.
Speaking of sports, I celebrate the return of the baseball season, my beloved Red Sox, the joy of watching a game at the end of a long week, and having something to celebrate 🙂 (the Sox won!).
All in all…it’s been a good week!