This week I have been intentional to SLOW down, and man I feel like a new woman! I spent so much of the day smiling and laughing with the kids. Even when they needed correction and consequences I was calm, had wise words to say (PTL), and was able to better draw out their heart. I so wish everyday could be like this.
I know school starting is right around the corner (part-time homeschooling), soccer will be starting for H, Mr. Steady's job is going to be crazy busy in the Fall, we will have new commitments with church, and I have a pretty big event that I am planning. If I think about that hurried pace it makes me want to stop the clock. I so very much like/ need/ thrive in this slower pace of life! I pray that in the next few weeks of calm, that my heart can be prepared for busy. That rather than dreading it, I pray that we can move forward with great anticipation of what each day will hold.... that busy won't necessarily coorelate with me being stressed and short-fused.
I know it will take some time once Fall is underway, to find our new grove and pace, just like every season change in life takes adjustment.
a few new conclusions... (for me... lots of you have already had to figure this out)
I have a school-aged child... that means 3 mornings a week we have a set time we have to be out of the house... uggh!
To not regret every school morning, I have to be totally prepared... hmmm, need to figure this one out
Can anyone relate?? I know some of you out there think that I am crazy! You like life at a fast pace and you think your kids do well with lots going on... but for me and my kids SLOW is what we do best : )