Last weekend, I turned off my phone, let the blog go, and just focused on my family.
I took some time for me, and hung out with my girlfriends over dinner and a Bible study we’re doing together.
Ruth, By Kelly Minter. If anyone would like a fantastic summer study, check it out. I love Kelly Minter. Her writing style is just perfect for me. She’s someone I would totally be friends with in real life.
Sunday we went to church as a family. Ya know, with my husband. God is so good!
After that, we took the boys to the beach. I decided not to bring a book or a camera. I wanted to soak up the sun and my boys. I was able to have a one-on-one chat with my oldest. He had a chance to really talk to me, and share something that has been on his mind. It was wonderful. Had I had my nose in a book, he wouldn’t have been able to do that, and I would have missed out on hearing something I really needed to know.
When we were done at the beach, we went for ice cream, and then we ended the day with a wonderful dinner together at the table.
The last couple of days have been a beautiful first glimpse of our summer. Time away from the blog refreshes me, and time to reflect is a necessary part of the writing process.
We have to live life to be able to write about it!
Yesterday, I spent the day with my sister and my niece. No blog. not a whole lot of phone. I didn’t respond to emails, and it felt good. We went from thrift store to thrift store with the kids. This was half fun, and half chaos. But, mostly fun. Just enjoying the chaos was therapeutic. I mean, if I can thrift shop with a 3 year old, a teenager with severe OCD, and an active 7 year old, I’m pretty sure I can do anything!
Then, I decided it was a good idea to let my 3 year old niece spend the night with us.
HOW DO YOU TODDLER MOMS DO IT? I’m very tired…
After taking some time with family, and friends, and myself. I realize I need to take some time with God, too.
Take some time time today to disconnect from all of this, and re-connect with your family and your Creator.
Inspiration is all around us, if we just take the time to see it.
Over the weekend, I didn’t even waste time with a camera or mobile pics, instagram, or any of that, so I don’t even have any pictures to share with you.
But, the memories we made are forever ingrained in my mind, and the much needed reminder is stored in my heart.
I can share that.
Less is more!
I’m doing less some more today.
I love you all!