Spring has sprung. This is definitely one of my favorite times of the year, especially in Texas. Minus the allergy attacks that have commenced.

The wildflowers are in full bloom and paint the roadways in their majestic, bright colors. The weather is still hit or miss, I haven’t packed away any winter coats, as we all know that a deep freeze could pop up at any minute.

Little League has kicked off and the fields are filled with future MLB all-stars making sure the grass is free of any flowers or weeds. The community calendar is jam-packed with events happening all around town, taking advantage of the glorious weather before the infamous summer heat sets in.

Needless to say, you won’t find me with much down time on the weekends for the next 12 weeks, and I could really use a weekend to do some major spring cleaning at my house.

At our house, spring brings both of our boys birthdays. We will have an 11-year-old and an 8-year-old in a few short weeks, and I don’t know if my heart can handle another year flying by.

Our oldest son, a fifth-grader, had a school dance the other night and specifically requested that we drop him off and pick him up once the dance was over. As I watched him walk towards the gym, my heart sank and I pulled out of the driveway in tears. Didn’t we just take him to kindergarten yesterday?

How is it possible that this sweet soul will be in middle school in the fall? Don’t get me wrong, in the last couple of years his attitude has needed some adjustments and we have butt heads on various occasions, but this boy made me a mom and he makes us proud every day.

I do wish there was a way to freeze time, however, I know that he is going to do great things and I am just so blessed to have a front row ticket.

Our youngest son, who will celebrate his eighth birthday next week, never ceases to amaze me. He is the complete opposite of his older brother and literally just told me that he wished that school was year round, he doesn’t like summer break.

He loves to learn, and always has his head in a book learning about everything he can. His friends and family mean the world to him and he dreams up these incredible games and activities on a daily basis.

He still lets us get in a few cuddles, but I don’t know how I will ever survive when he leaves the nest.

I am a little behind on getting my Easter decorations up at the house, as spring always brings a lot of traveling for us. Both work and play, but I don’t know what I would do without a calendar that is completely filled up. I’m not sure it’s in my blood.

So get out there and enjoy this wonderful time, take some allergy meds with you and make some memories.

Elizabeth Engelhardt is Publisher for the Seguin Gazette.

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