Good-bye, August

What a month it's been! We had numerous birthday celebrations, church events, and visits with friends and family. It was a good month, although a bit strange for me. That's because August is the time when people around here go back to school....and I didn't! I haven't been out of school -- either as a student or as a teacher -- since I began kindergarten all those years ago.

I've thoroughly enjoyed being home. Things have come up that I hadn't even planned, and some things have gone smoothly as planned. I have a good number of piano students, have had more time for music and writing, have prepared for Kids Praise (the children's music ministry I am beginning), have gotten to play with my new sewing machine (love that!), and have been able to spend time with friends and family without the usual stress and anxiety of school. Of course there have been moments when I've missed teaching, since I actually always enjoy the beginning of the year. Overall, though, my life has been good and full in a much healthier way for me.

With the coming of September tomorrow, I am excited for many things: a change in weather (we've already had a glimpse of that), more piano students, holidays around the corner, new church ministries, kick-offs for old ministries, and amazing things happening in the lives of our family and friends. I hope September is bringing a new exciting wind your way, as well!


  1. Hi! I found your blog through Zuzu's Petals. I love it! Very cute! :) Happy September!

  2. Candace, I really hate the beginning of the year! I am a bit envious that you were able to leave teaching. I dream of it and yet I know I would miss my students, so much. I am looking forward to hearing more about how the transition is for you to other things, but I am really happy that you will be less stressed out! :) Lots of love!


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