The last few weeks have been a blur to say the least. The end of another basketball season, a high school graduation and party for my niece, a stripe promotion in karate, field trips, an 8th grade dance and to finish it off a promotion ceremony today celebrating the end of middle school and the unofficial beginning of high school. I have so many feelings and emotions about it all. I don’t know how but I managed to hold it together today, maybe because I was trying my best to pay attention to the details and to be present in every moment so as not to miss a thing. If I blink, I might wake up to find that too much time has passed, and I may look at these big boys around me like strangers instead of looking at them and seeing glimpses of the babies they once were. Last night I dropped one big boy off at the carnival to be with his friends and tonight I’ll drop the other. Gone are the days of watching them ride the Ferris wheel with their daddy. But as we close this chapter and go into the next, instead of lamenting for all the things I miss, all the regrets, all the mama mistakes I made, all the things I wish I would have done, it won’t be easy, but with much prayer and much help from the Lord, I’m going all in, with open arms. I’m going into this last day of school, this summer of new adventures, this new season, not quite ready for all the unknowns, but ready to embrace all the new things coming our way. Instead of taking this summer off from blogging, I’m going to invite you along for the adventure. I know there are certainly not 104 days of summer vacation like Phineas and Ferb said, but sometimes it feels like it, and no matter what the total numbers of days is, I’d like to approach it with the open mind that these two ridiculous animated characters have. Care to join me?

There’s a hundred and four days of summer vacation
‘Til school comes along just to end it
So the annual problem for our generation
Is finding a good way to spend it
Like maybe…

Building a rocket or fighting a mummy
Or climbing up the Eiffel Tower
Discovering something that doesn’t exist
Or giving a monkey a shower
Surfing tidal waves, creating nanobots
Or locating Frankenstein’s brain
Finding a dodo bird, painting a continent
Or driving our sister insane!

This could possibly be the best day ever
(This could possibly be the best day ever)
And the forecast says that tomorrow will likely be
A million and six times better
So make every minute count
Jump up, jump in and seize the day
And let’s make sure that in every single possible way
Today is gonna to be a great day!

Crossing the tundra or building a roller coaster
Or skiing down a mountain of beans
Devising a system for remembering everything
Or synchronizing submarines
Racing chariots, taming tiger sharks, constructing a portal to Mars
Building a time machine, stretching a rubber tree
Or wailing away on guitars
(Oh, man!)

This could possibly be the best day ever
(This could possibly be the best day ever)
And the forecast says that tomorrow will likely be
A million and six times better
So make every minute count
Jump up, jump in and seize the day
And let’s make sure that in every single possible way
Today is gonna to be a great day

Hey, hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, hey, hey

Let’s put our heads together and design a master plan
We may miss dinner but I know mom will understand
We’ve got our mission and suppliers
Yogurt, gumballs and desire
And a pocketful of rubber bands
The manual on handstands
A unicycle, compass
And a camera that won’t focus
And a canteen full of soda
Grab a beach towel
Here we go!
(This is Ferb-tastic!)

This could possibly be the best day ever
(This could possibly be the best day ever)
And the forecast says that tomorrow will likely be
A million and six times better
So make every minute count
Jump up, jump in and seize the day
And let’s make sure that in every single possible way
(Seriously, this is gonna be great)

This could possibly be the best day ever (this could possibly be the best day ever)
Today is gonna be a great day
This could possibly be the best day ever
(Today is gonna be a great day)

Songwriters: Reddick Jaret Ray, Povenmire Daniel Kingsley, Culross Michael Gerard, Marsh Jeffrey K, Walker Michael W, Williams Carl H. For non-commercial use only.