It's quiet as I sit here watching the steam furls coming off my tea. Ah, the first day of school. Back to routine. Back to regular bed times. Back to homework (which I thought I only had to do when I was in school but am quickly learning that's not the case at all). I'd say back to early mornings, but my 5 year old wakes up with the dawn so that never really ended. I'm just sitting here soaking it all in and reflecting on the summer.
Perhaps the highlight of my summer was camping with the youth group (Surge) from my church. On Saturday morning I gave my testimony to the kids and while I was terrified with how they would think of me they took it all in and didn't even bat an eye. It was amazing. Also, I got to watch friendships get tighter, pranks being pulled and a young relationship begin to blossom. I feel so honoured that I was able to be a part of that. God is so good.
I began a tradition with my daughter involving tea and talking. She's only 8 now, but I know that she will enjoy the future moments we are able to have together where we can open up and be real with one another. While I don't like my past and am very ashamed of it, I can use it teach her and other young women the importance of loving yourself.
I feel lead to do something important with this blog. A series of some sort. I have been toying with my second book and titling it Parenting Through Depression. Maybe I'll do something like that.
The great thing about it being the first day of school is that it is also the first day of another Online Bible Study with Proverbs31! I'm so excited to get started! If only my kids hadn't used all my GB's watching Netflix and YouTube maybe I could download the content! *sigh* The life of living in the country.
Until next time!
You know the saying, the grass is always greener on the other side? This is my attempt to find greener grass right where I am in my life.
BTW - I'm the one on the right, just in case you didn't already know that.