Diary 101: Memorial Day Weekend
It’s a time to remember those that have lost their lives in active duty. So many times, we forget that serious nature of Memorial Day, but over time it was made to be the mark of Summer beginning. Summer beginning marked by the day we remember those that lost all their summers. Seems strange. Nevertheless, I feel the best way to spend Memorial Day is making memories with your family (or the ones you deem as family) by celebrating the freedom we get to enjoy and byloving our families as much as we can. It’s in this same naturethat I want to remember my first Memorial Day with Jer and the boys.
My significant other (my boyfriend, Jeremy (Jer for short))had his kids an extra day. They were on a ‘long weekend’ already, and then we got to have them from then to Monday afternoon. A normal long weekend we have the boys (aged 13 and 11) Thursday evening to Sunday evening. A short weekend would usually be Thursday evening to Saturday noon. We always have a lot of sports and school events along with a nice dose of cleaning and renovations. Memorial Day Weekend we had a nice weekend. Not as relaxed as we had hoped it would be but it was still very
enjoyable. It was nice because we didn’t have a lot of events to attend and we tried to do nothing out side of just enjoying life.
The good points were as follows:
My weekends are full now. They are always incredibly busy and full of things I have not been used to. Going from marriage with a younger husband (with no kids (though I had amazing nieces and nephews)) to an older spouse with kids was a change for sure. You don’t just get up and go. You have to plan, schedule and work around the kids’ needs first – all of which seemed to just fall into place effortlessly. I fell in love with the boys right off the bat. They are such good boys. It was very strange in a wonderful way how we got use to each other very fast and it just seemed very normal for us all now.
Hope you had a lovely Memorial Day Weekend with your family (however you deem them), and share your favourite moments with me. I hope you have a great time!
I look forward to seeing you on the next blog post!