I've also never been a fan of this time of year. Even as a kid, I disliked January - March. I don't know if it is the post-holiday blues or what, but I'm weary.
We've been taking lots of walks in the meadow preserve by our house, knowing that the fresh air will do us all good.
|Taking our dolls with us, of course!|
|Please excuse the thumb, no time to edit!|
Two things I know for sure. #1... I have not spent enough time with my husband. We miss each other even when we're in the same room; that's because there are 6 little people in the room with us! : )We love them to pieces, they are our purpose, but we are NEVER alone. We are hoping to take some one-nighters by the shore. I'm hoping that our dear friend will stay with the kids for us. We also need more date nights. We've been hesitant to leave Isabel with a babysitter since she is so attached to me and has only been home a few weeks. But I think a few hours would be ok. And #2... I have not spent enough time with the Lord. Yes, I am (not so) diligently reading the Bible in 90 days, but studying His words is so different than "being" with Him. Quite time is sorely overdue. I don't need much and I don't need it often, but when I do, I DO! I haven't quite figured that one out yet.
So, this week has been better then last week. This week has been full of giving and receiving grace, good conversations and supportive emails from dear friends and God speaking to my heart to just "be" in this moment; to not make it go away. I do feel that once I get through this valley, I will be stronger, my relationships will be stronger and my resolve to do all that God has called me to will be stronger.
And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.