We took NO pictures yesterday (broken camera lense). But I did take some time to really reflect on my mother relationship with each child, where we are and what I can see coming in the near future. I love having no toddlers/no teenagers right now. Those stages are wonderful, but this rare time is probably the most simple I will have until my children are all grown. The children still all play together, giggle, etc. And no one needs a nap or diaper change. So uncomplicated!
Having said that, these are the areas that challenge me and I have committed to prayer:
Bickering, especially in the car, help Lord!?
Our school: Are we in the right place?
Our church: The boys have no other boys any where remotely near their age. This is very bothersome.
Spiritual protection/heart for ministry for the children as we are venturing more into secular circles. (baseball, gymnastics, etc.)
Physical protection on the farm.
Good use of time this summer! (Fun trips, intentional training with chores/character, time with friends and family)
Relationships with extended family
Looking forward to another year of loving and serving this family! (And another year of being loved and served!)
Happy Mother's Day!