💕 This season of life is bringing much change for our tribe as our family dynamics constantly alter. Children do grow up and move out from their nests. And for me it has stirred up more anxiety and emotions then this mama bird had expected. You would think I’d be used to this by now. But I’ve learned over the years that even though I’m a proponent of growth, I don’t actually do so well with change when it comes right down to it. But none of us can grow and mature without some kind of change. I recently prayed over and reminded another mama that God loves and cares for our children more than we do or even can. As I recall saying that out loud to someone else it was also a message I needed to remind myself of as well. God is ALWAYS on our side and on our family’s side.
I sit and look at these photos taken back in 2010 before our oldest entered his senior year of high school and think, “Wow! They’ve grown so much and so much has changed in the last 8 years!” This year number 5 of 6 enters his senior year of high school and our baby will begin her freshman year and way too soon our nest will... well let’s not rush things quite yet! 😭 I truly am amazed at how quickly time passes. I’m so proud of each of them and know this world is a better place because of who and whose they are. I am also thankful that with all the change this season and this world brings that I can hold fast to the One who will never change. 🙌🏻 “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” ~Hebrews 13:8 ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️
I’m so ready for sweater weather, fires in the fireplace, hot dog roasting at the fire pit, opening up the windows and letting the breeze blow in and everything else that comes with cool weather. We are most certainly in the dog days of summer here in North Florida. We probably won’t get any cool temps for at least another month and a half. I think when you live in such a hot humid climate, it seems like the Fall weather can’t get here fast enough. Who’s with me 🙋🏼♀️
Finally it’s FRIDAY!! And I’ve never been more ready. 😜 •
Bonus, my hubby will be off Saturday and Sunday for a change. 🙌🏼 •
I finally got the pictures hung on the ladder gallery wall & rearranged/de-cluttered it a bit. I’m pretty happy with it! • *swipe & tap to see 2 of my favorite small shop pieces (tagged @compassrisinghandcraft wood burning of my mama’s handwriting & old barn/shed photo by @graceinmyspace ) check them out! •