Monday, July 26, 2010

Moments of Quiet in a Whirlwind Life

I am so completely exhausted lately...  every single day!!!

My life is moving at a frenetic pace.  It is all craziness, but there doesn't seem to be one thing that I can do to change it.  Or maybe I am just blind and can't see it, that is possible, too.

I am trying to carve out little moments of quietness here and there.  Tonight was one of those moments that I intentionally stopped and took the boys out for a walk/bike ride.  It was lovely, the afternoon storm had cooled the air and made everything feel so much nicer than usual.  The guys biked, explored, dug in the clay, found a moth and deer tracks and generally had a great time.  I was reminded once again that I really need to do this more often for them, and for me.  It was great to just spend some time walking, praying, and singing, and just leaving the to do list behind for just a short time.  Yeah, I will probably have to get up at 5AM tomorrow, but my kids are truly more important.

Even in the middle of this hectic time I am getting some things done that I have wanted to do for a long time!  Actually tackling a bucket list item! I am .... learning to SWIM!

Imagine that!  Really, it is Quite shocking to me, too!
It is all because of  a lovely friend who happens to have background as a life guard and when she discovered that I didn't know how to swim (blush) she absolutely insisted that I let her teach me.  She is a fabulous teacher!!!!   Though I really "didn't have time", last Wednesday afternoon was carved out and I had my first swim "lesson". I surprised her and myself, as well.  This week we will give it another whirl.  Of course, with three boys diving around me it creates a bit of turbulence and gives me some extra little learning curves, but it's all good. :-)  I'm really excited about this week, and the boys are counting the days, since they absolutely adore water.

Dh will be home again any moment, so off I go to do a last minute quick tidy of our room.  Goodnight!


  1. I would like to swim a lot better than I do! Hooray for you! I like reading what you write about being a mommy and I feel like I've got a lot to learn from you now that I'm on this journey too...

  2. Hey girl! Thank you for your always encouraging comments on to my posts. They always make me smile! :) So glad you tackling that bucket list--swimming...I love it...Glad you got away for a little while. Seems like we're on the same I took a few days myself...will post more pics tonight. Hope you are doing well. Love ~Aubrey


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