One more dayOne more time
One more sunset, maybe I'd be satisfied
But then again I know what it would do
Leave me wishing still, for one more day with you
Like many parents, we want to provide our children with the best educational opportunities possible. So as soon as we found out about a new local education center, we immediately began to pursue our eldest son's enrollment by getting him on the waiting list. We were keeping our fingers crossed until this week when we got the phone call that he was in! We made a family trip out of touring the facility ~ the staff was all very welcoming and nice~ everything was very clean and efficient but- (and this turned out to be a big BUT) it wasn't home. That's when my motherly intuition hit me that HOME is where our Benjamin needs to be right now. I pulled Bart aside and expressed what I was feeling and he completely understood. His rationale was to offer me a bit of a break from taking care of two- but after seeing this place in person and learning about what they'd be doing (pretty much everything I'm already providing for him) we made the decision to wait. It's just not time for us yet. Since Benjamin is an end of August birthday, we also think he'll be an early 6 year-old to start kindergarten, giving us all the more reason to hold off a little longer.
So until it is time I'm thankful for every one more day I have with him...one more day for us to watch Handy Mandy or Curious George together in the mornings...one more day for us to go on our walks...one more day for me to give him that hug right when he needed it, and one more day for me to stare into those beautiful blue eyes and take in his precious smile. As my own mother often says- Just where are you rushin' off to?