Thursday, July 28, 2016

Getting back to normal...

I'm sort of ready for a bit of a break.  My daughter doesn't like that I refer to her wedding festivities as stressful.  But you want your kids special days to be as special as they could hope for... and that does lead to a little tension in a mom's life.  But with 2 weddings and a graduation under my belt for the year, everything was pretty smooth.  the brides were beautiful, the grooms, handsome.  The relatives, crazy. 
Then there was Bible School with a ton of kids, and Kingdom Bound at Darien Lake with 55 youth and 20 adults...and now I'm ready to chill.
I'm into a new Bible Study with some girlfriends.  It's by Priscilla Shirer.  I really like her.  She was in the movie WAR ROOM and if you haven't seen it yet, see it now!!  But it is called BREATHE.  and it is really hitting me between the eyes right now.
God didn't rest on the 7th day... He CREATED rest on the 7th day.  It was a conscious decision and it totally has a purpose.  So I'm going to try to be more purposeful in observing a sabbath and maybe getting more rest. 
In less than a month, we head out to Florida with the last birdie from this nest.  He decided that going far, far away to college was the best option for him.  Unfortunately, that is many hours away.  And I always drop my kid off at school and cry all the way home.  Not sure I'm going to have enough tears for this trip.  SO this weekend, when there's nothing on the schedule, I might just work on the scrapbook that didn't get done for graduation, to go with the graduation quilt.  To take along to the new college and the new life, to remind him of what's here, waiting for him, thinking about him, praying for him,  every single day.  This mom thing is WAAAY harder than they told me it would be... as I move to the next step, to finding a new normal, or maybe rediscovering just who I am...
Good night..

1 comment:

Susan Anderson said...

I remember when my youngest child left for college. A room never felt so empty!