Where did the time go? Last time I blogged I had 67 days. Now, just 22. I have been so super busy that the time has just flown by. I thought I had plenty of time, but suddenly find that I am quickly running out of time. Part of me is still in denial - maybe I don't want all of me to realize I will be flying over water. Part of me is super psyched and ready to get going! I am not going to lie, I have always wanted to be in London. Something about London just fascinates me. But more than anything, I want to be changed by London. I want to be radically changed so that my entire life reflects the Son and I am on fire every day, every hour.
During the 45 days I have not posted, I have been very busy. My kids' school year ended, so I now have a soon-to-be junior in college, junior in high school, kindergartner, and preschooler. Amberlie started kindergarten summer school and is taking swim lessons. Jake is doing weightlifting every morning at 6:00 a.m. (when will he get his license??) for football and preparing to leave for El Salvador in 10 days...TEN DAYS!! Hayley is away for the summer again. I hate that. Breckin is my shadow, goes everywhere I go.
We have been to Nebraska, Tennessee, Virginia (and the states in between), and Branson. We visited family and friends. We ate awesome nachos, ate at a restaurant with a car hanging above our heads from the ceiling, and swam in the ocean. We had Chick-Fil-A a couple of times, but that is never enough.
We have crafted and painted and colored. Taken naps, stayed up way too late, and played.
And before I know it, summer will be over. I thought that two weeks ago when June was only half over. But I will be spending the next 3 weeks getting Jake ready for El Salvador and me ready for London. I will be trying to spend as much time with my babies as possible as well, because 6 days after I return, I will be helping Hayley move from camp back to school. 7 days after that my two middle ones will be starting school.
Sometimes our time just isn't enough. But I am thankful that my family knows the Father of time. When this life is over, we will have eternity to worship and praise the Father together. I am so thankful for the time I have now and just hope and pray that I use it wisely and for His glory, while raising up these future men and women.