Summer is here for us. I found myself last week with a huge sense of freedom when Caleb had his last day. As a homeschool mom, my life just got simpler. I am so excited about summer.
It’s been a little while since my first embroidery journal entry. I’m going to try to keep it brief and share a little update at where we are.
We still have our foster son. It looks like he may be with us till the fall. We are constantly reminded how this all changes so quickly. As a planner, someone who likes to know what to expect, and hates surprises…this is one of the hardest aspects of being a foster parent to me. I am learning and this stretching of me, I know, is ultimately growing me.
We are excited about still having time with this sweet boy. We are processing life and how to try to do our four this summer really well. I’m looking at the calendar, and I want to be intentional with how we spend our time, so we make the most of our days.
As school was wrapping up, I started to find more little windows to craft. Hoops are still the easiest thing to do for me, as I sit on the couch at night with my husband and sew while we talk and watch shows.
Some random things I am loving right now:
rain with the windows open
weekends with nothing on the calendar
watching my kids ride their bikes
getting sun on my face
planning our anniversary trip
dreaming up a new venture with my boo
the thought of running again
lots of coffee
packing up all our school books
I often miss friends and wish I picked up the phone to call or text someone, but then in the few minutes I have driving and I don’t have a call to return, I just find myself needing quiet. So much of my energy is training our kids to all get along in their new normal and how to love and respect one another. It’s draining work, but I have to believe some of the most meaningful ways to give of myself.
I hope summer is coming at a needed time for you as well. I pray this summer we find rest and a beautiful rhythm of how to do life. It is a constant balance act, right?
Thank you so much for being on this journey of life with us! If you are interested in any of these hoops, I have just listed them in my shop. Thank you for all your support!