Last night as we were going to sleep my husband said something to me that I thought about all night. (It was storming so we had two kids up numerous times, I didn't get much sleep).
He said, "You are losing your summer."
Why did this bother me so much? Well, it is the middle of July and my kids go back to school the middle of August. I had all of these wonderful plans for activities we were going to do and then life happens. I was mad at the world last night. I have good intentions, but I don't stick to my plan and it seems everything falls apart.
This morning I tried to refocus on scripture and I am asking God to help me take back my family.
I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. John 16:33
In society it is way too easy to let the world dictate how you raise your family. The busyness of life is normal now for most families and I hate it. I am craving time away with my family to realize that we enjoy each other's company. That our family is important.
I am trying not to over-schedule my kids. I want them to be kids. What I forget to remember is they are kids and they shouldn't get to dictate the day, either.
So today, I am asking God for a do-over. I have one month left to refocus our summer and spend some quality time together as a family. This fall my baby starts preschool so I know time goes by way too fast.
Last night I thought to myself, why do I feel guilty that I just want to focus on being a mom. It is way too easy for me to say "Yes" to everything. Maybe if I post this I will stick to it. I have decided that this next school year I am not adding anything to my list of responsibilities. I am even taking some responsibilities off of the list. I am going to be the mom God intends for me to be.