Does anyone else feel like summer is slipping by?? Yesterday I sat down to clean up some of my photo files and came across these snapshots of Charlie that I took on a lovely day back in May. The weather was beginning to really warm up, and with Charlie loving to explore everything outdoors, I let him roam through dirt and sand, mud and grass. Then, into the sink for a scrub!
Savoring these photos made me pull back from life for a moment. I remember when the summers seemed just right - not too fast, not too slow. Bathing babies meant taking my time, playing with tub toys in a mound of bubbles, combing their curls and singing them songs....not rushing through because there's still so much to do before bedtime and four other little hearts who need my attention too.
The days slip by so quickly around here. There's only one reason for that - we're all a bit too busy. Between baseball games, preparing livestock for the fair, swimming lessons, wrestling camp, and the general craziness of work on the farm, the summer is melting all too quickly into fall.
A wise woman once told me that busy is simply an acronym for Burdened Under Satan's Yolk. Ouch. That's not where I want to be. So, today I'm freeing myself from the busy and holding on to the living. I know it won't be easy, there are things that have to get done. But, I'm at least going to slow things down a bit, open my eyes to all the life that is passing by, and rein in the rest of summer. Doesn't that sound good....want to join me??
I hope you have a wonderful weekend!