That is how I would describe today. It was a day of just relaxing and being with friends. It started out with us down one kiddo since my parents asked Ian to spend last night and today with them. So we did as any other parent who is down a child knows what to do, you call to see if one of your daughter’s very best friends is available. Crazy as it sounds it actually is WONDERFUL. Kaylee wasn’t lamenting on why Ian had his turn even though hers was 2 days ago. She was content and happy to play with her friend until bedtime.
Saturday started out right in their books because they woke up each other and started a movie that they were too tired to finish the night before. Then they scored Lamars Donuts. Which is going to have to be a sleepover tradition. Amon obliged and the Saturday fun continued to roll out. The house was full of giggles and silliness this morning. Then we all got ready for our friend, Braxton’s 3rd birthday backyard party. It was great to have time to just be. We were not scrambled and crazed. They ran and played and had so much fun that they collapsed later. The rest of the afternoon has been full of ease and play.
Why can’t we make room in our family life for more Saturdays like today? It was simple and pure. We have some funny memories and great pictures of the party that show us that we can enjoy being relaxed. I know we have had a busy summer, but I know it is nothing in compare to the school year. It is a buckle your seat belts kind of experience. But I am looking down the barrel of this year as a veteran. This is my fourth year of back to school events, school parties and fundraisers. I am going to keep balance in mind as we gear up for activities and limit as much as we can so our kids can get off the bus and just play.
Going to have to pencil in more days like today. It was amazing to just be present and not rush. I could savor this kind of Saturday with my family all the time.
Do you take a family Sabbath? A day to just be… to limit… to practice some peace in a hurried existence…
What peace could come from Saturdays or Sundays to savor??
Exodus 33:14 “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”