1. I love this so much! I’m in that season right now (5, 3, and 1) and I struggle so much with balance. So much to do, so little time! Boy do I need to be praying this same prayer. Thank you!

  2. Oh how I love this post and how appropriate it is. Last night as I was waking up my own laptop with a manuscript infront of me, someone else’s words to edit, bring to life, create dimension, develop plots, create cohesiveness, avert the plot holes big enough to swallow Manhattan, I thought of the little boy I rushed to bed so I could “work”. I realized that if I did my calculations correctly, I didn’t need this little cushion of income. Nope. I could actually live the life I have been gifted. Maybe, I’m exhausted all the time because I’m trying too hard and not resting enough. Maybe, I’m envisioning that season of rest while I’m running this race. But then I realize with a gentle nudge that I might be in the wrong lane, in the wrong race and that might be why it feels like an uphill battle.

    That may not have been what you meant in your post, but that’s what I got. So I’m going with it as affirmation. =)

  3. Thank you for reporting this. I needed it today.
    Ryan has less than 4 months left of Kindergarten. He will be at school 5 days a week in September…. And I am looking forward to maybe, maybe, having time to clean the bathroom regularly, do the laundry before we have no clean underwear, and not have to send him off to grandmas so that I can get some work done. But….I will miss board games and movies and snuggles on a Tuesday morning.
    Noah is in Grade 3….that shift from easy spelling homework and bible memory….to book reports and math quizzes and science tests. And no reminders from the teacher to hand in this or that. It’s been tough, trying to shift responsibility for schoolwork from our shoulders to his little ones. And I just want him to hurry up and get it! But soon, he won’t need my help. Independence is wonderful….but bittersweet.
    Thanks for reminding me of this. Thanks for helping me to pause and stop waiting for the future but appreciating today.

  4. Your pictures are stunning and your words so powerful. (And to think, I wrote about cake pops today) What a great reminder on how to live our days.

    P.S. I get a lump in my throat when I remember those seemingly long ago days too

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