I wish I would have saved the date from this past spring, but one day as Sean, Carter, Ammon, and I traveled home from church the song “Want you Back” by the pop group 5 Seconds of Summer was playing on the car radio ( I REALLY like “Want you Back” ) . Ammon loves pop music, and she has practically a photographic memory of recording artists and what they sing.
I was driving and concentrating on the winding, country road that leads to our house, when Ammon asks Sean,
“So what does ‘5 Seconds of Summer’ mean, do you think?” It only took a few seconds for Sean to say, “Well, think about it like this…. What does the school year seem like when it comes to time during a year? “
Ammon: How long is a school year again?
Sean: 9 months… 36 weeks.
Ammon: How long for summer break?
Sean: Right at 10 weeks.
Ammon: The school years seems SO LONG
Sean: Does the summer seem to fly by?
Sean: I think that is the answer: the summer flies by, and this group randomly chose 5 seconds to show how quick it is.
We were practically to our driveway, and I said out loud, “Yep, I agree!”
How true, “5 seconds of summer!”
Haven’s Summer 2018 Time line:
May 25 = Dalton High has graduation
June 1 = Post Planning ends & my “summer” officially begins
June 6 = 1 Day Dollywood
June 20-22 = Gatlinburg, Dollywood
July 8 – July 20 = Disney World, Daytona, Florida, & Savannah
July 31 – Last Day of Haven’s Summer break
Our 2 week vacation really took a big chunk of summer vacation, but I want to add that I had 4 doctor’s appointments which took a lot of time as well. Out of the 4 appointments, I had an infamous colonoscopy which was a SUMMER DREAD & if you’ve had a colonoscopy , you know the process is 2 days and not just one because of the prep before the procedure. Other appointments were 1)dentist 2)prostate/urologist 3)dermatologist (another squamous scare that was just an inflamed scar) & 4) 6 month check up for when I changed internists last January and he wanted to check if my blood pressure was normal after 6 months of medication.
A blink lasts a little less than 1 second. So, from June 1, 2018 to July 31, 2018 I “blinked 5 times”, and my summer was over = “5 Seconds of Summer”
Now, for the blessings: I have good health, a good mind, and I have a job which I truly enjoy that begins again tomorrow. I am so blessed to be able to work and support my family. God is great, and “to every thing there is a season” . My blessed summer season is over. It’s time to move on to the next season of blessings…. Mmmmm perhaps, “30 seconds of a school year” for a new music group title?