I'm trying to keep a balance of days we have activities and days we just relax. It can be a tricky balance when there are so many fun activities to do.
This week was the beginning of weekly swim lessons. Making time for playdates is a must. Later this summer there will be camps added in too. But I have also carved out time to just sit and read with them. I even went out for a ladies' night with friends, an overdue adventure!
Balance is so important. The activities and spending time with my kids is helping balance a different aspect of my life as well. It is helping bring balance to this new phase as I prepare to let go of the baby stage and all the material items that went with it. As I clean out the closets and prepare for a huge garage sale of baby stuff, I am surprised at the struggle I feel internally. I also know this next stage of a little more independence will be beautiful.
Even the weather seems to be finding its way to balance as it goes back and forth from cool torrential downpours to sunny and hot. It is a season of change. Everything is being drawn forward into the next stage of the cycle. I'm glad to be seeing so many blessings along the way.
I'm grateful for a new stage. I'm grateful to see more space cleared out in the closets. I'm grateful to be making peace with letting go of the material reminders of my children's first years. I'm grateful to be seeking balance in everything. I'm grateful to see even the weather is working on it- I'm not alone. I'm grateful to spend more time with my kids and let go of some of the other "balls" that are being dropped.
What connection do you see between your own stage of life and nature? What balance are you seeking?
May today remind us it is all a process. May we take a deep breath and just trust. Have a beautiful day!