Summer finally hit the U.P. and it seems there’s hardly been a quiet moment since! I’m really loving it, outdoor activities at home – pool, trampoline, sand table, swings – park days, holidays, birthday, grilling out with friends, and now we can add soccer to the list! The kids are enjoying every second and it makes me wish I could pick up all our family and friends and move somewhere that had much shorter winters…like a week or two would be fine : )
Things around the house are stacking up a bit more than I would like and blogging, studying, reading and sleep are distant memories that are sure to revisit in a couple short months. Seems they’ve been replaced with sand, water, sunblock, and I-know-I-must-be-forgetting-something.
In the midst of all the fun and craziness my heart has been pulled in so many directions and I’m awake almost nightly with the need to pray for something that just can’t wait until morning. The needs of others are plentiful, some closer to home than others. Even in the midst of loss I am reminded daily that God is good and that He is on our side. Not just in the way that mom makes you eat veggies because she’s on your side and wants what is best for you (although that, too!) But also in the way the cheers us on, celebrates our lives, gives us the tools we need to succeed and allows us to come alive in the desires of our hearts. With a heart submitted to God we get to do all these amazing things and in the process we are giving Him glory. I love it. And no matter how hard I try I could never exaggerate the goodness, the kindness, the love or the faithfulness of the Father, King Jesus or Holy Spirit.
Hope that summer 2013 finds you content and resting along still waters, even on the craziest days.