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Summer Nears Its Natural End
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By Valerie Brandt
I was born and raised a farm girl in rural Minnesota where I met and married the adoration of my lifetime! Our family currently lives in a rural community in Iowa where we frequently trade stories with the family \x34back home\x34 of the likeness ...
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I was born and raised a farm girl in rural Minnesota where I met and married the adoration of my lifetime! Our family currently lives in a rural community in Iowa where we frequently trade stories with the family \x34back home\x34 of the likeness and differences of the slower life from one state to the next. My husband and I own our own business where we provide for our three growing daughters who are the light of our world. Writing has always been an outlet for me, starting a diary as young as 4th grade and continuing for each of my daughters currently. Writing clears my mind and my heart of things that I would rather say but don't (due to my impeccable manners) or did say and wished I hadn't (sometimes those manners fail). I am clearly outspoken and am working on being filled with grace and compassion. In my spare time my family and I enjoy reading, biking and cooking. We do NOT enjoy cold snowy weather.
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Summer is almost over.  I know this because the nights are getting cooler, the lightening bugs have almost gone completely out and I am getting inundated with back-to-school shopping ads.  One forlorn child said sadly, "Only 15 more days until school starts..." voice trailing off.  

I loved school, still do!  I loved seeing my friends again, meeting the teachers, having a schedule, doing the work!  It was exhilirating, and helped me to focus.  Even now, too much free time gets me into trouble!  I grew up on a farm in Minnesota so summers were boring and lonely.  We rarely went any where and my friends would see me at our town festival in June and then not again until my birthday for a party (July), then school.  Three times during the summer I would see them and soak in that time!  But when school started, this extrovert got her fill of people five days a week!  It was enough to make me cry tears of joy!

In the moments of rushing to get all the supplies you need and prepare your kids for another year of school and all that goes with it (good and bad) this year, please remember to hug and snuggle your kids.  Take the time with them and build memories that in a month, when you are flying out the door to yet another activity, you can take the memory of the quiet moment of hugs and snuggles with you and remember that time flies, kids grow and soon will fly the nest.  Make your memories now, relive them later!  Take the time!

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