"I waited patiently for the Lord; He turned to me and heard my cry."
~ Psalm 40:1
It's finally here. This is the last week of Summer Break and it got here quicker than I imagined it would. While some parents have been counting down to the hours until they can drop their children off at school, I'm feeling the opposite. I'm already counting the months and weeks until Summer Break comes again. Call me crazy but I enjoy the uninterrupted family time I have with my kids during the from June until late August.
I'm so thankful for the memories we've been able to make. We got to take our first trip/mini getaway as a complete family! That was huge and Moo hasn't stopped talking about it and asking when we can do it again. We hit up the parks, hung out at our favorite libraries, saw some exhibits, lounged by the pool and more.
The most important part for Moo is that she didn't feel like she was missing out on any of the family bonding time or fun activities. During the school year, she does miss out on things like shopping trips and playdates at the park because she attends a late. So by the time she gets home, she has no real time to spend with the Mr other than their one-on-one time in the car when he picks her up. We can't go to the park or anything because I have to get dinner started and her favorite places close early during the school year.
The bright side this school year is that she'll be attending a new school with new teachers and staff. I'm really looking forward to meeting her teacher and see how this school year gets started off. We're praying that some of her old friends will have made the transition to the new school with her and that we don't have to deal with any Mean Girls at all!
I'm thankful to be feeling less overwhelmed this week. Lastly, I'm grateful that my mom, baby sister and niece got me a copy of Mom's Night Out and Other Things I Miss by Kerri Pomarolli. It's a great devotional for moms and this week one of the passages really spoke to me. It reminded me to just be patient and PUSH while I wait on God to fulfill His promises.
This is going to be my go-to book for those days when I'm feeling down and beating up on myself for just being a mom living her life. I'm so grateful that my family knows me well and got me this gift.
What are you giving thanks for this week?