When the days fly by this quickly, it sure would be easy to miss them. But I don’t want to miss them. I can’t afford to miss them. My life is just to precious of a gift to let pass me by in a haze as I try to simply keep up with the ticking of the clock...
Dear Avra, I can’t believe that today you are one year old! Where has the time gone? Tears are welling up in my eyes as I write these words and reflect on all that we have shared this year. So many wonderful memories—moments that I hope I will never forget.
On July 1st this summer, while most of the country was out celebrating Canada day and awaiting the fireworks, Ryan and I were moving our little family of three into an RV trailer out at Pleasantview Bible Camp. We would spend the next seven weeks directing camps for kids and teens, running the leaders in training program, and figuring out how to navigate life at camp with a baby.
There are so many things that nobody told me about the aftermath of giving birth and the first year of motherhood. Nobody told me that...
Make a list of ALL the things I have been grateful for this year? That would be impossible. I am so blessed. My heart is so full. I have so much to be incredibly grateful for. I couldn’t possibly write them all down, and I couldn’t possibly expect anyone to read the whole list if I did!
In the past I have had to be very intentional about the methods and activities I have engaged in to help my mental health thrive. Over the course of this year, I found I was spending much less time thinking about this and more time just living it! I think this means that taking care of myself is become more habitual for me, and I think that’s cool!
It’s hard to imagine jamming more things into this year! I’ve had so many wonderful experiences and have thoroughly enjoyed the journey! But still, here’s a list of three small things that perhaps I could have approached with a bit more intentionality this year.
I have a habit of making very lofty goals and being disappointed when I cannot follow through with them. So rather than coming up with five elaborate new goals, let me tell you about five things that I already have every intention of accomplishing before the year is up.
Sweet Avra, these are just a few of the ways that the intersection of our lives has changed me forever. You have, without a doubt, made the biggest impact on my life this year…
This is life. Life is full of seasons. Life is constantly changing. And when you can embrace that, you are able to see the inevitable changes coming and experience fluidity rather than abrupt and unexpected interruptions in life.