Do you ever have one of those days? Well, I’ve had several of those days lately. In an effort to ward off my own grouchiness after a long morning of school lessons, I thought that our family should take advantage of the beautiful fall weather and have an afternoon of fun. Mr. C took the afternoon off and was able to join us.
Unfortunately, we don’t have much in the way of playgrounds in our rural area. After doing a bit of online research, we drove a little over an hour away to the most amazing park. In fact, it’s the largest volunteer-built park in the state of Georgia.
As the afternoon slipped away and we loaded the kids up to head home, I realized how relaxed I felt. It was such a wonderful feeling after having several days of a less-than-meek-and-quiet spirit. Instead of allowing myself to get worked up over situations that I cannot control, I need to simply trust the Lord and allow His peace to fill me. I am so blessed to have healthy children who can run and play, and God has given me a wonderful, Godly husband who loves spending time with his family. What more could I possibly ask for?
I don’t find my role as a wife and mother the least bit boring, but once in a while I do experience a bit of burnout. When I feel that frustration creeping in, I reflect on moments like the ones we shared today as a family.
The next time you feel like the walls are closing in on you, make some memories with those you love. I think you’ll find that the gloom will quickly disappear.
and renew a right spirit within me.