And it's a reason to put on rain boots.
Even when you don't really need them.
Summer vacation officially began for us this week. And this morning, my youngest put on her rain boots and went outside to dance. I did what I do and snapped pictures of her joy in the puddles. I watched her laugh and play, and I felt satisfied that she wasn’t spending this summer morning in front of a screen. Until I realized that I was. I was so busy recording the memory that I wasn’t experiencing it. I was missing the opportunity to connect with her if even for a few minutes. I set the camera aside and jumped into the puddle. This motherhood thing- it’s messy. But it’s fun.
Ben and I, we’ve been talking about summer for the past month. How are we going to teach our children that they don't always have to be entertained by us but that they can count on us to find the time to connect with them in some small way every day? How do we make this summer not just about ourselves, but our God and His people? How are we going to be intentional with our time and make sure that we don’t waste it? And we’ve come up with a plan.
Because we only have so many summers.