I am so thankful.
Earlier this year, our family decided it was time to calm down. To rest. To be un-busy. To be purposefully peaceful in our schedule and daily routine.
I stopped teaching at the preschool, I'm not babysitting in my home (for now) and I have the quarter off from teaching bible class. With the exception of Paige's karate class, we have NOTHING to do during the week. And the freedom is so luxurious, I can hardly enjoy it without guilt! What is this beautiful new life??
We have time to take long walks to nowhere. We have time to stop at a store we've never been to. Time to study random topics. Time to go to realtor.com and vote for our favorite houses (and decided we love our own best of all.) Time to write notes by hand, and do our chores slowly, and read books about monsters.
We woke up this morning and realized we actually, finally, had time to go to Farmer's Market, so we did! The kids ate macarons and I bought fresh flowers and we took pictures for no reason the whole way home.
When we got home there was no rush to get ready for anything. Ace rode his new birthday bike, and I pulled a few weeds. Then I listened to Vivaldi and wrote a blog post just for fun.
There was a time when I thought a slow life was torture, but now I realize what a gift it is to be able to take our time. This is 1,000 times better than what I thought I wanted.
Thank you, God, you are so kind to me!! :)
Love you all!