As I sit on this warm full of sunshine day I feel a twinge of sadness. You see this is the last week of the school holidays & come Thursday we will be back into school routines with all the rush & bustle first thing in the day trying ot get out the door & to school on time.
This year I am really going to endeavour NOT to argue with my 8 year old & to get up that 15 mins earlier so the morning runs smoother!!!
I have loved the "go slow" holidays where Max can be in PJ's all day if we are having a home day & the nice leisurely pace of life. However school brings blessings as as well. I can get back to my gym routine, get out for coffee with girlfriends minus kids in tow, get back to my writing & study etc etc. So in this I thank God. He truly does provide us a "reason for each season" if we but look!!
My darling sister Annaliese sent me a recipe book made by her MEGS (Mothers Encouragement Group) as a fundraiser & in it I found this beautiful quote:
Happiness is like a butterfly, which when pursued is always beyond our grasp. But which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. -Nathaniel Hawthorne-
May you find time to sit quietly today & feel your happiness & the blessings bestowed upon you.