|one year ago today|
“Breathe” is what I texted my sister the day of her bridal shower when many little things tried to overwhelm her and zap her joy.
“Breathe” is what I tell moms when the stress of caring for the blessings tries to turn the blessings into a burden.
“Breathe” is what I tell my friends when there are so many things that must be done, all equally important, that life become paralyzing.
With that “breath” comes the ability to stop the crazyness that goes on in our minds. It is what at times allows me to then pray and “cast my burdens upon the Lord.” And then after that, I have a much clearer picture of what I need to do next. Maybe not what I need to do tomorrow, but what I need to do right now. Then I can put blinders on and just do what truly needs to be done first.
We are in the trenches of school, packing boxes, looking at houses, drama and co-op starting, coughing and fevers, Eagle Scout Court of Honor and trying to stay present and enjoy my many blessings. So, I’m not going to be as present in this space for the next 4 to 6 weeks. I need time to breathe, care and, of course, work. I will be popping in a couple of times a week but probably more with pictures than with words.