Ran outdoors quickly before my morning shower to capture this one.
This fall has been such a flurry of activity and business like none other. Among other things...it was my two eldest girls first time playing volleyball. It was a travelling team where parents do the driving..(welcome to homeschooling sports teams....ahem). Also, we had the sudden stillbirth of our son, Thomas at 21 weeks gestation. We also moved locally. Just to name a few. Whew, that exhausts me a bit glancing back.
Truly, though, I feel quite at peace where we are at the moment. Volleyball is done until next year. (And, shouldn't all parents get a medal for getting through a sprort's season, too?) We are healing and nesting.
After such a very, very full season, I feel as though I can take time to breathe. It truly is amazing, what time away from your daily routine does for your outlook upon it. I have just been able to truly feel as though our daily rhythm, is...well, back into rhythm this week. Many weeks have passed since I have felt this way.
I am absolutely revelling in this slower time. Taking time to watch my youngest play. Resting.Taking the time to play with them. Settling down at the kitchen table, and watching the sun rise, while reading my bible. Observing a new skill being learned. Resting. Oh, how I am loving it. Did I mention taking the time to rest?
After reading One Thousand Gifts,....I have become much more aware of all I have to be thankful for. No matter the circumstances, be the schedule heavy or light. There is blessings abound.
And, when my schedule suddenly feels burdensome again...as it does seem to happen in cycles.... A time of business, a time where we are home more, and returning again to the busy....If I can just keep this view. If I can ask the Lord to grant me His eyes, to see all that He has given. Then, even the crazy times can be times of thankfulness, mindfulness and rest. In this time, too, Lord. Help me to see the good you have given.