Monday, June 20, 2011

Today, June 20, 2011

Today is Monday.  A lot of people dread Mondays, but I really like them.  A new week starts, fresh and new.  Monday brings the promise of great things to be had, another week of adventures.  Don't get me wrong, I LOVE me a good Friday and cherish our weekend family time.  But I think that Mondays get a bad wrap.

We are in full summer throttle over here.  Camp, swim lessons, eating out on the porch, lazy late afternoon siestas, ice cream stops, weekly hikes, creek walks, vacation planning.  I am loving it!  I have to admit that I feel guilty, I definitely have the better end of the deal here.   Not that my job isn't difficult, I just happen to really like my employers.

I am so grateful for days like today.  Spending time with our children, watching them grow, teaching them about life.  I am learning that the level of serenity in our home is greatly influenced by my attitude.  Even when the day is full of whining, fighting and tantrums, if I my response is firm but calm, everything seems to run so much smoother.  

Today hasn't been perfect by any means, Trent is out of town and I miss him terribly, the boys both got little cuts at the pool and had complete melt downs on the way home etc.  But we have also had so much fun, laughed a lot and shared some good cuddles along the way.  I just love days like today when I am full of peace, love for my family, and hope that all the little wrinkles in our daily life eventually get ironed out.  I have had so many moments lately where I am filled with excitement for what adventures tomorrow holds, even the bruised knees and numerous time outs!

1 comment:

  1. Oh how I love the picture of the boys in the pool! My kids keep waiting for 'pool weather' but wow, its not here yet!! Firm and calm, you are so right, what a powerful combination. Our pastor spoke about gentleness under control last week and oh my, it was awesome, so much needed (for at least me!). Happy Monday to you!