I know. It’s been awhile. This is why:
I have a love-hate relationship with summer.
Hate is probably too strong of a word, but I am using it more as an expression…
I love the flexibility of the summer and weekends that are no longer spent grading and preparing for the following week’s homeschooling schedule!
I love getting together with lots of friends and catching up on each other’s craziness and blessedness!!!
I love playing games with my kids, ice cream, sprinklers, piles of books from the library, kids splashing in pools, and gorgeous flowers!
On the other hand, I dislike the constant busyness and the challenge it is to say no to so many good things.
I dislike all of the noise and constant activity that gives me sensory-overload.
Life isn’t perfect! There is so much to love and so much to “hate” about it, but the joy we experience is often more about our focus than our circumstances.
Summer may be exhausting for me, and some days, I really want an excuse to be “lazy” — to simply sit and savor.
Even so, I am filing away these wonderful, wild days with my kids in my memory bank. I wouldn’t trade this season of craziness for anything. I am in a season of abundance. It’s a very, full season — overflowing season, but I am thankful.