Tuesday, July 16, 2013

i love the ease of summer schedules. or lack thereof, really.
my quiet time in the morning is truly quiet, without the hubbub of teens getting ready for school and rusty listening to his news reports.
wake up times are staggered, and often there are extra sleepy faces joining us. 
i love the girls friends, and having sleepovers and movie nights and trips around the neighborhood in the golf cart.
outside it looks deceptively breezy and so i can fool myself from within, that it isn't really stifling and humid.
i love every season, but most of all, i love the one i'm in at the moment.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Dream a Dream

I'm not sure when I gave up, but I did. In the midst of living, I quit dreaming.
Maybe because my dream of staying home with the girls and then homeschooling were not met I forgot to find new dreams.
Maybe when those dreams were not realized I gave up hope.
Maybe they had changed and I was living new dreams without even recognizing them.
Whatever happened to those old dreams, I know God still has great things for me. I just need to discover them.
I have always been a seeker of beauty, but have ceased to look and create.
I am a lover of peace but have forgotten it starts within.
Passionate for Jesus. Desperate for His grace and mercy. But fearful of not finding it.
I wonder if this is just part of life. Re-examining. Evaluating. Trying again.
I hope so.
It is for me.

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Summer Lovin

Time with these people fills me up like nothing else. I am so grateful for the memories of laughter and love.