simple summer

no internet...not even a peek for three days.  I just didn't. I breathed deeply the weekend we all had together.  This summer is almost upon us and it has me reminiscing about summers long ago when my oldest three were small.

Sleeping until 10 and them eating breakfast while I hung clothes on the line

everyone scurrying around doing their chores

packing the cooler

laying out dinner for that evening

putting on our suits and packing the swim bag full of floaties, rings, towels and sunscreen

and we would stand in line at the local pool for the 1:00 opening time.

We'd play...I'd lay out:) until 4:00 and we would pack it all up and head home

tanned skin that smelled of Coppertone Water babies

just in time to make dinner for Daddy to come home.

and we would do it all over again the next day.  A simpler time.  A simpler life.

There was no internet, blogs, facebook, twitter and such to steal the hours away from each other like today

I miss that time.  I am wondering if I could do that again this summer?

Granted - Grace is almost 12 but before my last one slips over to " to old" for that Mom I think I might like to try

After all - she does say she feels like she lives with old people and doesn't get to do anything fun...

So maybe - God is giving me this summer to recreate a simple summer for Grace to savor for a very long

time...ok maybe for me to savor for a very long time...sigh

To put aside studying the Bible to much, praying to much, anxious that I'm doing it all ok much and start living it out in the

everyday...this summer.  ( cause sometimes I can get caught up in a works mentality and forget to I've got to live it mentality)


over the weekend we observed our thousands of tadpoles we have in our little fish pond.  Worrying that we might have

thousands of croaking frogs before long:)  Wishing I could sit and talk with all of you about how your holiday weekend was:)


wondering if you have any summer memories that you would
want to recreate.  A simple summer for you would be?


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