As I mentioned yesterday, I have struggled with the things that I feel should come as second nature. I have always wanted to be a wife and a mom. Now, I am and it is harder than I imagined it could ever be.
I admit that I am a task-oriented girl, I love to get things done and mark things off my to-do list. I don't survive very well in a cluttered house where chaos reigns. And, to keep chaos out - I have a full time job even trying to keep up.
So, with God's help - I've been trying to let go of some of this. To say "yes" when my children bring their ideas of picnics and tea parties, of going to the park and cutting flowers from the garden. I know I will never be sorry that I spent time this way, but I admit that sometimes it is hard to think of all the things not getting done. But, God is helping me!
After being gone for a week from the girls, I was eager to spend time with them. When asked if we could have a picnic - I agreed and made it happen. And, we had a great time enjoying our lunch and coloring together under a canopy of leaves. What a beautiful day and a perfect way to refresh ourselves in God's beautiful creation.
I hope to share more of these moments with you and hope you will share how you are embracing and enjoying childhood as well!
As I said recently - my house may be a mess - but my children are happy!