It starts again today. The run-around. The taxi-service. The activity schedule that often has us out more than we’re in.
Strangely, I’m looking forward to it. I’m looking forward to the structure it demands. I’m looking forward to the hard stops, the fixed times. I appreciate, at least to a degree, the pressure it puts on us to try a little harder, do a little better.
I don’t ever want a crazy life. I need a lot of slow. Our kids need a good amount too. But I appreciate how a moderate level of busyness can force me to focus and use my time more wisely and push myself harder to fit more in to the day.
So here’s to a new year of ballet, horse back riding, gymnastics, choir, speech, and more….and that’s just the girls’ stuff. Here’s to whatever God has planned as He stretches us, fills us, and makes us more like His Son.
And here’s to continuing to count, to celebrate the gifts He gives.
1321. switched rooms
1322. air conditioning
1323. hottest days on record
1324. first day of a new school year
1325. eager students
1326. Teaching Textbooks
1327. eleven years old
1328. more pics of our little girl
1329. first photo shoot down
1330. afternoon nap
1331. Cafe Holliday chips and guac delivery
1332. an afternoon of laughter and silliness
1333. the return of hard stops