June passed by like a flash for us! We celebrated Speedy's birthday & our anniversary. We looked at houses but don't have THE ONE yet. We spent time with family, one kid went to camp, we had VBS at church, and we spent little to no time at home. It was fast and now it's over.
Yesterday Apple bemoaned,"Only one month left before school starts again." And it's true. We will begin our next school year at the beginning of August as we always do. Between now and then we will celebrate Independence Day, my birthday, the other child will go to camp, and we will attend a family reunion. It just never seems to slow down around here.
In the midst of ALL THAT, it can feel like we are swimming in craziness. Plenty of those days I just wanted to throw in the towel. I haven't had enough sleep. We are woefully behind on communicating with extended family and friends. We barely have had enough time to do everything on the calendar and at the end of every day we were all exhausted.
As the mom though, I don't get the luxury of throwing in the towel. I don't get to call in for a sick day. I have to get up and keep going. We plan these things to enrich our child's lives. We want to serve God in these moments, even when it feels like all we can do to keep moving along.
Just when I wondered if it was all worth it, Apple made a very important decision concerning her future. She was still and quiet long enough to feel the prompting of the Lord. As we pray with her the next few weeks, I ask that you would pray along with us. I give all the glory to God but it is so encouraging to me to know we've been on the right track! All our time spent homeschooling, all the time we spend at church, the time reading and praying together, it had her heart primed.
Moms if you feel discouraged today please remember that you are making a difference! You are laying the groundwork! Find peace in the Lord.
Hebrews 12:11 No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.