Something incredible happens as we step outside: time slows down. Stunning imagery anchors memories into our minds. We understand what’s important. And we learn who God is and how He loves us. Join our family in discovering an abundant and adventure-filled life!
I felt like I lived in a fish bowl of temper tantrums, potty-talk and sticky fingers declaring my failures. Parenthood is a vulnerable position.
Now, in a quiet house, I see unfolding time without the blur of the craziness of insistence. I look back un-harried and recognize the precious calling of those years.
“Mom, how did you know Dad was the one?” She asked. The question dug into my heart. I knew how important it was to answer well.
It was in those who-is-the-adult-here-moments that my husband wove into our children’s lives something which didn’t come easily for me.
I spent a lot of my mommy time wishing for my children’s finish lines. When they finally sleep through the night. When they are out of diapers. When they are old enough to dress themselves.
We tip-toed backwards and shut the door. When I lifted my eyes, my son stood waiting. Could it be a worried look on his face?
Motherhood’s supreme purpose looks past brief moments and long days. It gains perspective beyond what’s visible and reaches for something invisible.
She cried without stopping. I was a nerve-wracked, shaking failure. Sleep-deprived, I grew up over burp rags and dirty diapers.
Never would I have imagined as I held my first baby such fearful responsibility would become my sustenance. Nor was I prepared when such love vied for first love.
Raising kids stirs something deep in our souls — an innate knowing that our time is finite. Taking my kids outside in creation, I’m discovering how to stretch our time and pack it to the brim with meaning. God’s creativity provides the riches of resources for teaching the next generation who He is and how He loves us. Join our adventure and discover inspiration and resources for refusing rush, creating habits of rest, living intentionally, and making the most of this beautiful life!