It is done
It will never be here again!!!
My heart's cry for the summer was "don't fence me in!" As school started yesterday the fall calendar became full. Baseball practice, violin lessons and orchestra, church events and everyday obligations now highlight my desk calendar. It really does make me want simpler days. You feel the excited business all around you. Even the pastor addressed it in his sermon, wanting us to all make sure our priorities are in the right place. Sometimes I wonder how God sees it?
Now Summer 2016 is now gone and we must conform!
I am not a list writing person, nor a huge planner. I look to the grander things in life and shoot my arrow in that direction. I enjoy seizing the moment, more than over planning it and having the planning drag on and on, just sucking the life out of the event. All that is to say...I Love SUMMER!
It is a time that society allows us to relax and not schedule, if both are not in our nature. I didn't put charts up on the wall with all the things Ben had to accomplish everyday, even if the guilt crept in. Instead, we lived the moments. Summer was fun. I must recap, because if I don't then I am not giving the credit to the one who rejoices over us with singing.
My hidden heart's cry all last school year was a desire to go to the beach.
The Lord provided.
My second was to fill our summer with "adventures". My two...two-year-old grands can now say "adventure". I must get shirts that cry out - Grand Mommy's Adventures.
So off we went for adventures. This meant movies - yes, little ones, food and movies. We went to a movie grill where they could all set by tables and eat food...in the dark...I still don't know why this is good. I still never know what I am putting into my mouth or even what it looks like!
Swimming and splash pads!!!
Yes, with my daughter's help I took all five grands to the splash pad. The movies were just with Grand Mommy and Uncle Ben.
I got to read this summer! I soaked in my second reading of The Road to Blessings by Penelope Wilcock. To be honest the truths in the second reading were so strong I think I will go back through it again this fall. Summer allowed me time to just reflect, to inhale, to listen to the soft voice of God. Life is just toooooooooooooooooo noisy with all it's demands and drama.
I also was able to design for a client.. I had a kitchen job that allowed me to pour energy into the creative part of me. We totally removed the old kitchen and started from scratch. This energizes me. I am praying the Lord will open up more doors for me to do what He created me to do. All Good gifts come from Him.
Our last summer "adventure" a Vintage Train Ride!
So as I pencil in more "we have to be at or do" on our calendar, I longingly look forward to next summer, but between then and now, I am going to watch for every "Adventure" life has to offer.