Saturday, August 24, 2013

Seasons Changing

This week we learned that it is very possible to have school with no electricity!  We're watching and waiting for the trees to start their change.  I reminded the kids to look really close because being away for 3 weeks will bring us home to another season at play.
This week was filled with wonder, babies, puppies, and friends.  I love hearing their laughter over such simple joys.  Watching a bubble form and make it's way through the light!  Training a puppy all on their own!  The joy in tiny fingers and tiny toes!  The pride in being able to hold a new one on your own! 
My children have changed.  I have changed.  Something of a miracle has happened to our days.  They have SLOWED down.  My spirit has deflated from the busy, crazy, rush filled days that we were so use to.  Days where we got less done, spent less time together, had less to give to those around us.  Days of less peace and less joy.  Yes, the slowing has settled our souls.  From old to young, our days are full of so much more.  The SLOWING has opened the doors of our hearts to have MORE.  I guess that's something only God can do....bring more out of less.  Today, we are blessed.
Challenges still find us.  Life still carries on the way it always does.  I face valleys.  I have to remind myself that one foot goes in front of the other.  Even when my oldest best friend, a full 1/4 of my genes, faces the next step of her journey.  I remember that I take part of both roles in this scripture so true.  That one day, her role and love will live in my heart while she dances with Jesus. 
The aged women likewise, that they be in behavior as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things.  That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children.  To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.  Titus 2:3-5
That's how we roll!  Littlest brother has us ready to catch the bad guys I guess! ;)  The promise of fall is sneaking into our weeks, only to be chased away.  Sent back to it's waiting with air so hot that these kids come in looking like they've ran a marathon.  Hot, still, muggy air is about to be replaced by 3 weeks of dry, crisp, and assuredly cooler desert air.
Another year celebrated with a forever cousin friend.  Happy Birthday Tucker Wade!  We love you!

Mondays will be Mondays.  Fridays will be Fridays.  I have days I don't feel like getting up on time for school, but I do.  The kids have days they want to be little grouches, and we deal with that and move on too.  Life will always move in it's God appointed way, whether we think we're ready or not.  And in the midst of seasons changing, we will give thanks! 
Today, I thank you Jesus for slowing our days to find that perfect gift of MORE that only you can give. 
I thank you for a little girl overcoming and completing her work on her very own, so very well.
I thank you for opening my eyes anew to what perfect gifts you surround us with.
I thank you for 4 generations.
I thank you that you are preparing such a beautiful, perfect place for each of us.
I thank you that there....we will have no more tears.
I thank you that we are exactly where we are supposed to be and that no matter what life brings our way, I find such joy and peace in knowing that You will be there to hold my hand through it all.
And I thank you for an awesome first full week of Homeschool in our house!

 And on another hilarious, typical day in our household note......
Gracie said, "It's an emergency, call the emergency room!!!"

Aiden asked, "Mom, why do you do stuff like that?"
And I say that next time, I'll wait until I go to the store to get another box of detergent, instead of trying to throw together a concoction of my own!!!!  Or, I'll just follow the homemade recipe and not throw a bunch of liquid Dawn in!  Lesson learned!  Y'all enjoy your weekend!
And at least it was our day to mop the kitchen anyway! :)



  1. Bhahaha!!!! Totally laughed outloud on this one! Only you Jen! Love the pics!

  2. LOL! And my sweet Aiden, he just shakes his head at me these days!!!! :)

  3. Hi friend,

    I'm stopping by from Ann's link up. Oh, I have done that soap blunder too. Grinning with you. :)

    Have a great week. Nice to meet you.

    Jennifer Dougan

  4. Thank you Jennifer! I stay so inspired by her writing and I love that we can link up there! So, I'll be stopping by to say hi to you too! out for the Dawn ;).

  5. Visiting from Ann's and so glad I did. What a refreshing post! I could sense your slowed pace in your writing. Many years ago I had this same accident with my dishwasher; I was young and had no idea you couldn't use the liquid dish soap in the dishwasher. Just a tad bit created volumes of suds!


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