encouragement

Summer Days

These summer days have gotten the best of me.

I have been lazy.
I have slept in (until 6:45 when my youngest wakes me up).
I have read books, played games, built a sandbox.
I have napped with my boys.
I have gone on 2 dates with my husband. (I think that is already more than the entirety of last year combined.)
I have recuperated from a difficult school year.
I have written a little, but not enough to justify a blog post.

In short, I have not spent much time on SodieDooDotch.  A lot of work still needs to be done to my little website.  But it will come.  I will slowly make progress.  I promise.

For now, I am going to continue letting these summer days get the best of me.  Because in the process, my boys get to enjoy the best of me as well.  And they deserve it.  They haven’t gotten their rested, comfortable, unstressed momma for a while now.

Slowing down has been the best thing I have done for myself, my children, my husband in a long time.

So we are going to soak it all in, just like the summer sun we love so much.

Experiencing a Season of Down

Life doesn’t always go as planned.  In fact, many times it just does its own thing, despite all of our careful preparation and planning.  And when one thing goes wrong, so does another, and another, and another. Murphy’s Law at its finest.  My husband calls this a season of down.  This has been the story of my life for the past few weeks.  When it rains, it pours.  And in this case, quite literally.

Today, I just need some hope.  I need help uncovering the joy in these temporary trials.

experiencing a season of down, encouragement for mothers

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