First day of the school hols... Lie in, time for quiet time while kids have some telly and not so stressed about bedtimes... Tonight we had veg out story time in front of the fire. love it :)
In this season where God is teaching me about rest, being still and so on, one thing I am enjoying so much more is being a mum. It's not that I didn't enjoy it before, but just having more time to 'be' with them is just fantastic. So often I have been in a hurry to get them out the door or off to school or out to an appointment. mostly because I haven't allowed enough time, or I have to be at work. I am sure that is why they are so unconcerend about time and schedules, they have been rebelling against my being in a hurry!
My son made us a Christmas card at school this year, which came in the post via his teacher. In it they had obviously been asked to write about what they wanted to give their parents if they could choose anything. he wrote this:
If money was no object, I would give Mummy and Daddy peace because they work so hard and I would like them to relax.
That was about the final straw... If I didn't get the message before, via God, he certainly made sure I did through my son!