FAMILY SESSION: May Flowers

In my naivety, I thought that once my children got older, life would slow down a bit...

When they were very little, we dealt with sleepless nights...I was "on call" 24/7...the changing, the feeding, the catering to their every need...

to say the least...it was exhausting...

I feel as though I ran on adrenaline most of the time...on the sweet joy that my babies brought to me just by being mine!!!

"For sure," I thought, "things will get easier once they can ______________"

You'd think I would have learned my lesson after each time that I filled that blank...

"crawl"
"walk"
"feed themselves"
"dress themselves"
"learn to read"

No...I did not learn...

things CHANGED but they did not get easier...

If anything, the worries started to compound even more...

I recently read a post that stated,  "I used to worry about SIDS. Now I worry about suicide rates, SAT scores, school shootings, and sexting."

My life, over which  I felt I had some semblance of control, all of a sudden felt a bit berserk !!!

May has definitely been that sort of month for my family...I wasn't expecting the hecticness of it...(my eldest isn't even a senior until NEXT year for heavens sake!)  Between concerts, performances, activities, commitments, birthdays, family visits, tragedies befalling our school, college visits...along with just the "regularity of life"...

well...my lack of time management skills have complicated matters even more...

So, it is with a great sigh of refreshing delight that I share this family with you...

to remind myself that even in the busy, 
even in the crazy, 
even in the "I'm not sure I'm even doing this right!!!"...

that centering oneself on what matters most is where things come back into focus...

We are never guaranteed an easy, breezy life...

it's our choice of reaction that makes or breaks us...

I do not say that lightly...for I've lost a sister and other loved ones...and I've fought the unfairness of it all...

but again, I suppose it comes down to what I can and cannot control...

circumstances will be what they will be...
and I can choose to find the joy and accept the grace in the crazy...

This sweet little lady brings a smile to the faces of those that love her the most...she is a gift...a gem...a treasure...

and while, I know that life will not get any easier, it will get

FULLER and
more MEANINGFUL and
yes, BUSY

but it's worth it...

OH SO worth it!!!











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