Faith, Parenting

Living in the Moment  

So much has changed in my life…transformed, really…and right before my very eyes.  This summer, I can honestly say that I have let everything go, in terms of control and a tight schedule to maintain.

Don’t get me wrong, there has been carting around to this camp and to that one for most of the summer, but something has been different this time around.

I’m no longer that haggled mom, running around with her head cut off 
because the house is a mess 
and I feel like I’ve failed my kids for not having star-quality activities every moment of every day.  

I’ve just come to this point where I’ve stopped doing things from my own strength…I’ve stopped striving and struggling and have learned to just go where God is leading…to allow Him to open my eyes to what He so generously has chosen for me to see.

It’s ridiculous to hear me say it now, but I seriously felt like the key to a successful summer was tied into that whole bucket list idea I wrote about a couple months ago.

I thought, if we completed the list, it would equate to an amazing summer, 
but nothing within that bucket list itself could have ever compared 
to the amazement of having learned 
to just be in the moment with my kids.
 

What a gift to be a stay-at-home mom…Yes, it’s a lot of work, and yes I have had an overabundance of lessons in the area of patience and wisdom of speech, but man, what a blessing.

I’ve never been so content in my life since having given over my plans and ideas of structure to God…

What He’s done with them in turn, there’s just no words for…

Kay Kathleen

I write about my life's core: Jesus & my faith, my family, and the struggles I have met along the way. I figure...I hope...that if exposing my life and it's lessons learned can encourage even one person, this blog and all the hours I have spent behind this computer will have been more than worth it.

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