Here they come, second and fifth grades!
(Of course, they aren’t going shirtless or wearing tank tops! That picture is from yesterday, the last day of Summer Break, which we totally rocked. First, we swam in our pool that somehow has 80-degree water again … yeah, I don’t know what happened with August either. And then we went to a nearby water park with friends.)
Anyway, I want to tell you how I’m so sad Summer Break is over and how we loved our slower pace, often around the pool and on our porch. We liked the longer visits with friends. But that’s no secret if you’ve been around here – or social media – this summer.
So, let’s focus on how seasons are good. God does something with the seasons – the ones on the calendar and the ones in my heart. I want to take the freedom and pace of Summer Break into the beginning of the school year, when the weather cools for fall, and along wherever else God leads me in the coming days.
I want to remember what God has done
as we move along to whatever is next.
Here are some specific ways I hope to do that:
- Remember play can happen before all the work is done because all the work will never be done.
- Spend time reading and studying God’s word.
- Take walks with friends.
- Read fiction books.
- Continue to invite people over – for lunch, for dinner, for no reason at all.
- Leave white space on my calendar.
Summer Break, you were exactly what our hearts needed. I hope the kids take what they’ve learned about being friends even though they’re siblings and welcoming others into our lives with them into their classrooms. I hope they’re the kids who play well with others at recess. I want them to be the kids who trust God as He writes their stories as they walk the school hallways and ride the bus in the afternoons.
And I hope we all remember God’s faithfulness regardless of the season.
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