I took this picture of the tree stump that grew with/through/around some rocks/stones. When I saw this, it reminded me of this past year. While the rocks/stones continue to exist in our lives, we’ve learned to “deal” with them, grow around and over them. Acknowledging they won’t completely go away, but we can still survive and learn from those things that have been a challenge.
As we reflect back over, we see how far we have come and use that to remind us we can make it. I’m nervous about school starting again. I’m nervous about the stress it puts on the kids, but yet the structure and education is good – the trade off is dealing with anxiety that sets in more so for some than others. If they hold it together at school…..can they hold it together at home. So….I’ll try not to be a worry wart….remind myself these rocks and stones will always exist and through God’s strength and the faith we hold in Jesus we will make it.
Meanwhile, we enjoy these lasting summer moments as we shift gears and move ahead. I love the time I’ve had with each of the kids one-on-one and together….seasons of life, school here we come!
Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting, with strife. Proverbs 17:1
Give me the crust of life....