Friday, June 10, 2016

End of school year reflections...

As we wrap up another school year, I can say that I've never been happier to be DONE with school work for at least 10 weeks.  This school year was TOUGH in so many levels and I'm just glad we get to enjoy our summer without worrying about anything but having fun...
My girls grew so much this year and matured even more; they faced many challenges including becoming big sisters and sharing the spotlight with a new baby that has been more than demanding. I was incredibly tired for more than half the school year, the amount of work and tests was overwhelming at times, there were bullying issues at school, their dad's traveling schedule was insane and many more things made up for a hectic school year.  Through it all, both of them maintained the best attitude and excelled academically and in everything else they took on. 
This year was also very tough for me; I was an emotional roller coaster when Oliver was born and for a good amount of time I felt like I was neglecting my daughters by not dedicating my whole life to them like they're used to. I had many issues adjusting to them "growing up", coming out of their shell and "needing" me less, I guess...
I learned that my kids are fighters and the most optimistic little girls there are. I also learned that they are incredibly smart and have many academic strengths that I wasn't really familiar with. Olivia is a writer at heart and has the most beautiful handwriting I've seen and Gaby is a genius at math, sometimes even helping her sister with her homework; their skills really blew my mind this year!
I also noticed some wonderful traits in them such as creativity, ingenuity, generosity, compassion and a faith stronger than I could ever dream of.  I am so proud of them for finishing another school year on top of the world!
Congrats girls! I can't believe I have a 2nd and 4th grader! Enjoy your summer!!!

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