I don’t know how this has been working out, but our weekends have been pretty peaceful. After we got back from Florida in November I felt like I had fallen behind-Thanksgiving came and here comes Christmas and I was prepared to feel behind all season long. But somehow, it’s not been like that. I can only say it’s got to be Jesus, because we have had Grandpa come home from rehab and be significantly weaker, we have had sports, we have had ministry stuff, we have had family commitments, but in some ways I feel like God has been stretching our time. Our weekends have been fairly peaceful. The oldest took a nap this afternoon and upon waking up said, “Mom, I just realized that weekends are for resting! Like, our whole week is busy and so we need this time to rest. Weekends are awesome.” Love it.
We’ve been baking and playing games and enjoying each other. I think one of the reasons I feel so relaxed is that this year we decided on doing more experience gifts than little odds and ends. Our girls are so blessed to have so many extended family members bless them with gifts that we decided to try something different on our end. The result has been beautiful. Stress free momma and daddy and a whole lot less wrapping. I am so stress free that, one night, the kiddos got to eat dinner in the living room and watch their own shows on their Kindles. (They had to earn those Kindles by creating an atmosphere of kindness in the house-which does not mean they are always kind but that they are trying harder at it. Also, Cyber Monday deal. If anyone is interested I can post about the way they had to earn them in another post.) We never eat in the living room, and they hadn’t had any screen time all day. It was like Disney up in here. I was LOVED and APPRECIATED and my children rose up and called me blessed.
We have had stress, but it’s like I was sharing with a friend, I feel like the orange has to get squeezed if you want the juice, you know what I mean? Hope your weekend had some goodness in it, too. Happy Monday!