A Saturday I Could Take a Bite Out Of…


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.”


About Kristin

I started this blog thing years ago in August 2011. I have made attempts to blog over the past three years of seminary, but it was like writing when drowning. But I have completed the bulk of my course work, so I know there is a God. I am currently in my capstone creation phase this fall. This allows me time to unravel a little and renew my passion for writing my ramblings. If you like what you read, share what it stirs in you or even share it with others. I write for you from me. A little about me... I have celebrated 16 years of wedded bliss and reality with my best friend for over 17 years. We have 3 wonderful kids that are all unique, amazing and different in their own way. Our first born is nearly a teenager. He loves talking, Scouts, reading, camping and science experiments. Our daughter is a decade old. She is our creative soul and a planner! She loves to spend time dancing, singing and nurturing/teaching her babydolls and us. She is very sweet to her brothers. Last but not least is our daring 6 year old red head boy. He broke the "Wooldridge Mold". He is the fastest runner, our busiest explorer, our deep philosopher and biggest joker, oh and he gives the best hugs. You know the long lingering kind that truly fuel your soul to sing. I have been a stay at home mom for nearly 13 years and I have found a groove that works for our family. (That grove doesn't mean I have it figured out. It just means I am good with asking for help and having my family help us survive.) Twelve years ago, I joined a local MOPS group and I have been the Coordinator for 1o years. This group has given me a chance to lead without working full time, support other women in my community and help refine my walk with God. I also attend Central Baptist Theological Seminary. I am pursuing a Masters of Divinity and loving every minute of it. I am currently working on my capstone project, which a ministry guide for the MOPS group I have lead for a decade. It will serve as a touchpoint for those in leadership and also as a sweet offering as my goodbye to meaningful work that touched every part of my life and taught me that I am called to pastor. My life isn't perfect as the paragraph above makes it seem. But I have traveled through those harder times and found strength and support through them. Hoping to use this blog as a spot to write my thoughts, feelings and stories as I keep on living life! God Bless you and keep you. We each need to remember the Divine is within each of us. Be kind to yourself and to others.

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