Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Hitting The Ground Running
I don't know about you but we've hit the ground running with our summer! We wrapped up our school year with a fun pioneering field trip, heading back in time to 1852.
The way of life "back then" was a great eye-opener!
The kids learned how to mine for gold...
And how the miner's lived.
The children thought drying the clothes was fun...
It takes determination to wring out the clothes and get the clothes pin just right!
Doing their own panning for gold and gems was a highlight!
But I think the stage coach ride was the favorite activity of the day.
The next stop was Dallas, Texas! Can you believe it? No, not really on the stage coach...We ventured back to 2011 for that trip:)
It's that hard part of life when the first chick is preparing to leave our nest (sniff, sniff). God has been preparing my heart but this trip was a big reality check! I was so thankful for a very special highlight...getting to meet a dear bloggy friend while we were in the area. This joyful moment was a refreshing distraction from the overwhelming purpose of our trip.
Patty was so sweet to make the trek to pay us a treasured visit. It was a blessing to meet her and it felt like I had known her forever despite the fact that we had never met! We chatted up a storm and she is an absolute doll. Our time together filled my heart with a big cup of grace! Thank you, Patty.
Then we were off to tour the campus of my son's first college choice. He feels like this is where God is calling him to be. It's a wonderful and faithful place....But it's just so far away! I am learning to surrender in new ways as a Mother in this place of life...Jesus I Trust In You.
I have to say that I am incredibly grateful for the gifts and friendships that help us through these transitions in our lives. My dear friend Joan, for example, is in the same boat... as her daughter is also looking at the same school. It was a tremendous blessing to meet her here, at this same place in life, to share our motherly emotions about the inevitable changes looming in our lives. Yes, God does provide.
So our summer started out Hitting The Ground Running but I'm slowing down now. I want to spend the next year enjoying every moment that I have in the here and now, taking time to enjoy my family unit and the gifts all around us!