Friday, July 1, 2011

what I won’t be doing this summer:

I won’t be filling up our schedule with lots of planned events.
I won’t be super busy, running from one thing to the next.
I won’t be in a hurry.
I won’t occupy myself with too much.

here’s what I will be doing:

I will keep my schedule clear so we can enjoy spontaneous bike rides and trips to the lake.
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I will say yes to backyard campouts and sleeping in sleeping bags, even if it’s in their own rooms.
I will purposefully approach each day with an open mind to whatever summer adventure comes our way.
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I will let the kids stay up late to watch the sunset or make s’mores, even if I know they will be grumpy the next day because they stayed up late.
I will be flexible.  I will be available.  And I will be present for my kids.
And then I’ll take lots and lots of pictures because I know how fast they grow and change.  I know that some day I’ll long for these carefree days-when they’re not consumed with sports or friends or anything else that pulls them away from home.
Here’s to a summer of saying no to what’s not important (namely my agenda) and yes to the little things that really matter.

4 comments:

  1. Love it. May God bless you and your family with a WONDERFUL summer!

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  2. me, too! : ) sounds like a great summer to me!

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  3. thanks for this. i read it once last week. but needed it again today, as i'm feeling guilty for neglecting blog land for nearly 1 week in the name of being fully present with the fam for the long holiday plus extra days my hubs took off. my daughter has the same alternating red/blue nails, and your picture reminded me to be thankful i took time to paint them, thankful i took time to be with them all, for the last week.

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