One of my favorite things about sending my kids off to school is helping out with field trips. Back when we home schooled we did a lot of field trips, but I don't remember feeling as relaxed as I do now. Maybe it was the kiddos' ages... we were really struggling back then (hence our decision to home school) and I felt like I was constantly chasing JJ. I guess, truth be told, I was. He was a runner. It stressed me out so much. Then I'd pull him aside approximately every five minutes, to "coach" him. I'd look around at all the relaxed moms with cooperative little kids nearby, not running and climbing things... they were simply visiting with one another building relationships, and in that season of life, I felt like I didn't fit in anywhere.Funny how time changes things. Matures kids. Relaxes Mamas. It's a good patch. We just pulled out of a fairly tough one, and I'm seeing good growth again. I know this mother hood thing is like a tide. Ebbs and flows. Good and bad. Easy and rough. I'm liking the good and wish we could stay parked on this patch indefinitely.
I suppose the trick is, grasp it while it's around and appreciate it. Give thanks for it. Enjoy it. Laugh through it. Doesn't it always kind of come down to that? Grab that good with a thankful heart.
jewelry. So if you ever see "caddisfly jewelry" at your farmer's market or something... you'll know what that came from.
Guess what my expression was when she shared this informational tid bit with me? Ha!
fleeting moments because before I know it... they'll be gone.
"For the LORD God is our sun and our shield. He gives us grace and glory. The LORD will withhold no good thing from those who do what is right." (Psalm 84:11)
(I've got a GIVEAWAY coming on Friday that you won't want to miss!!)