I have been blessed this past month to just take in each precious moment with dear friends and family without a forced agenda full of expectations. This has been good for both me and my family. It has given us time to just be together in the simplist of ways. We are breathing in the calm and peaceful rhythms of grace---gifts from God. Praise Him.
There have been quiet,unspoken miracles made from our messes. Prayers answered. Beauty from ashes. The sacred simple.
Here are just a few glimpses of my summertime moments--- sipping iced tea on the porch. Dancing with Fourth of July sparklers. Watching a fireworks display. Eating way too much delicious ice cream. Walking out in nature. Standing in awe of the vastness of our universe by viewing the moon and the stars. Laughing silly at our family game nights. Catching fireflies. Chasing childhood memories. Celebrating family milestones with a party. Planting flowers. Watching flowers grow. Relaxing instead of doing. Prioritizing the need for rest first instead of last.
How is your summer unfolding? Have you noticed a different flow and rhythm to your days? Have you given yourself permission to relax and turn off a little social media?
Wishing and praying you have the opportunity to take time to watch the flowers grow.