I quickly snapped this photo of the "poster wall" in Homey's room (a rather new development that I have a love-hate relationship with ;) ). I happen to be a huge fan of Frozen; I don't even get tired of the songs! And I think Olaf is completely on to something here...
I have absolutely always loved the idea of summer. Long days, lightning bugs, ocean waves...all of these things point directly to family and freedom.
As a mother, though, it's been one of my more difficult seasons. I'm so glad for my daughter to have a much deserved break from school. I'm so glad that the neighborhood comes alive with grills lit and cooking, children playing, and friends hanging out at a more leisurely pace. But working full time takes a little bit of that summer joy away. Maybe not for the children, but as a mother, for me, it does. When a mom works full time, you still have to get the kiddo up at an early hour, and maybe even drive further than you would for school for day camp. Plus, I'm just missing out on seeing or being a part of all the fun she's having. A lot of moms do it and do it well, but it's never settled well with me.
So when my company was sold and my position eliminated a couple weeks ago, I do have to say that I thought of Olaf. Oh I've always loved the idea of summer!!
Being in between jobs...careers even, is not necessarily ideal, but the timing to regroup could not be better for the mother in me. And the blogger in me. I don't have an exact plan. I'm not sure I need one quite yet. The one thing that has resonated in my head ever since "the transition" is Psalm 46:10 "Be still and and know that I am God." He doesn't want me to worry. He wants me to trust His plan. Because it's way better than anything I could think up.
So for right now, how about let's be a mom and blogger. I'll be still and listen for the next step.