We are 8 days into the month of May and we have already conquered so much...Field Day,
Muffins for Moms,
Birthday party planning,
Final soccer games,
Wrapping up Bible Study,
plus all the other 'normal' stuff' and the month is still young!
The May-hem this fifth month brings is perhaps best summarized by this 'real life' snapshot from 7:45 last night.
Yes, that is my family gathered around an outdoor trashcan in the Publix parking lot, eating fried chicken from a box. Of course there is more to the story, but the bottom line was simply this: Sometimes you've gotta do what you've gotta do.
It was a gorgeous night. There was laughter. No one went to bed hungry. And no one left that black trashcan/dinner table feeling unloved.
And while we certainly did not appear "together," in the truest sense of the word we were.
Oh perspective, how I love thee!
Life doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful--and quite frankly, being consumed with beauty and perfection is often deadly for real relationships. What matters most is simply being present--open to giving of ourselves and receiving in return.
So it may not be graceful, but I am here. As loose ends are being tied up, chapters are being closed and everything, it seems, MUST. BE. CELEBRATED!
Tonight I am reminded that more than the costumes, decorations, or pomp and circumstance what matters most is the posture of my heart.
So I am recommitted to keeping a positive attitude even though I am tired, because the finish line of this school year is in sight.
And in a few short weeks my children will undoubtably say, "We're bored!"