Enjoying the fountains in Downtown Nashville. This is only about 5 mintues from us.
After much admonishment by friends and family, I thought I'd post. Summer has been busy. We've spent a lot of time at the Y pool. One week in Wisconsin. And quite a bit of time moving the kids upstairs and trying to finish it out. It's been like moving another time. The downstairs looks totally different and Matt and I are enjoying having it more to ourselves. I now have a schoolroom that doesn't involve the kitchen table. Whoo Hoo! All the toys are upstairs - most of the time. :- )
Otherwise, it's been a hard spring and summer for our little family emotionally. Just Life Stuff. Nothing to go into detail about here. But we are surviving and will be all the better for it in the end. CS Lewis says that Pain is God's megaphone to a hurting world. It's true. Sometimes we just don't want to change until the Pain of Hanging On exceeds the Pain of Letting Go.
What I'd say to sum it up for me is that I'm learning to live in the Present, not the Past nor Future. I'm learning to ID my emotions better and live out of the Truth more. Truth to myself, kids, Matt, friends, God. My new motto is "I'm in training." That's got a whole different feel to it than having the old motto of "I'm trying."