So, I still find myself struggling to live in the moment.
So much of me, well all of me, wants to be able to capture time with these guys. I don't know why things seem so crazy and busy for me lately. I know part of it is one cute little guy who hangs out with us a few days a week (providing childcare for a friend). But that really doesn't seem to cover it. We are still so much in adjustment mode since the layoff and the adventure of starting a new business. The routine I put so much value on is just gone. Simply put, things have changed.
It's really not that big of a deal. Really, it's not. But in a way it so much is, well for me at least. I cherish the routine, the predictable. I love to know what the day will hold, what the week will hold and am forever composing lists, even if they're just in my head. It's time to let go and roll with it.
In the midst of all that there's life. Weekend projects, grocery trips, bills paid, time spent together, books read, church stuff, friend stuff, us stuff. How to capture that? How to remember that? Still happens through the camera for me. Sometimes we pick it up a lot, sometimes not at all. Saturday was more on the a lot side.
Seriously, how could you not take at least 50 pictures of these guys? Yes, they dress themselves. Some battles are not worth fighting. We turned a lot of heads when we ran to Fred Meyer on Saturday. They had to wear their sundresses, even if in lots of layers, even though it snowed. Yes, it snowed. Still. Snow. Yuck.
Yes. Snow Saturday, church Sunday, snow Sunday, Thanksgiving dinner with some friends. (It's so good, why save it just for November?) Oh, and more snow today.
But then there was a very big thing for this guy.
Kindergarten registration. I've really got very little to say about it, honestly it's a bit overwhelming for me. We have been praying, discussing and debating home school for this guy, at his request and at some prompting from the Lord. Change and new situations are hard for him. So, this big new thing has been nerve wracking for him, for us too. We were actually pretty surprised that he agreed to come along with us to the school. When we got there he said something about the place being really cool. It's beginning to become okay for him. It's beginning to be okay with us, we feel really good about it. We're thinking he will too.
So, then there's life. Youth group at our house, painting at our house, yard work, small groups, and a night away with my honey this weekend. Yep, one night away-no kids, just us. Heaven I tell, it'll be heaven.
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