Monday, June 20, 2011

Seemingly Summer

Just as I had anticipated, it is hotter than I can handle this year.  90 degrees and I do not work well together, yet hot weather seems to be Daniel's best friend.  He begs to be outside, swinging, and/or swimming.  The only danger to this is that we do not have a fence, and Daniel does not remain in one place for too long.  Another problem I face is that Samuel is allergic to everything.  He breaks out with red spots all over his feet after he's been outdoors for like two seconds.  What's a mom to do?!

I'll tell you what I did.  I gained myself a teenager.  In more ways than one, God opened up some doors for Brian's 15-year-old cousin, James Evan, to spend some of the summer with us.  Can I tell you what an adjustment this has been for me?  Can I also mention what an incredible blessing it has been as well?!  I'm learning so much about what my future holds as a parent of two boys.  I see a lot of my "teenage" self in James, and I'm realizing how much my parents loved me.

I have cleaned more than I've ever done.  I've done more sweet tea making and gatorade mixing than I care to count.  I have held my tongue a lot more than I probably should have.  I have hurt more than I ever imagined I could.  I have waited by the door and worried more than I want to remember.

Most of all, I have learned to trust my God so much this summer thus far.  He's truly in control.  He holds time in HIS hands, and sometimes that means that I cannot get done all I've planned to accomplish each day.  It means that teething hits in the middle of the night and sleep is hard to come by.  It means my hobbies are on the backburner and that my talents are on hold.  It means I have a job that the Lord has entrusted me with, and it includes two babies, one teenager, and a good man. 
I'm ridiculously blessed this summer despite the heat. I've got it SOOO good.

1 comment:

Ginger Sloan Billingsley said...

Your writing brings tears to my eyes.