Friday, July 20, 2012

waiting to exhale

I've hit a wall. 
There I said it. 
The last week and a half has been tough.
For lots of reasons.
It's the end of summer push.
We all need a major vacation.
It's rained nearly every day.
 Tisha, my Knoxville BFF and her family moved to Winston-Salem.
I miss her.
Every boy in my house has a attitude.
I'm bored.
I'm tired.
There's been too much time for this mom brain to dwell.

My mom reminds me that we all have times like this.
That a lull in the action,
down time,
a moment of sadness,
it's just what happens before you pick yourself up again and start a new. 
I've taken in a big breath,
 I am gathering up the energy to end this summer with some sort of grace. 
There is a lot yet to come.
a much needed visit home
a wedding
my sisters
Becca and her kids
lots of memories yet to make. 

I'll exhale come September. 
Until then I cherish all the good.
Give myself permission to forget the bad.
{like this morning when I yelled my fool head off}
Pray for strength to face some loneliness.
Celebrate that God has His plan.

This past weekend we were fortunate enough to visit our friends Lance and Summer{and Kailey and Kara} in North Carolina.  We had a really wonderful time.  Their life, doesn't suck{Lance's words exactly}.  They live on a beautiful lake and it seems as though it's a 24/7 vacation.  What fun we had!  The boys tubed and swam and slipped and slided their hearts out.  I tried surfing{behind a boat!} I almost did it, but then I swallowed half the lake and decided to wait until next summer to try again :)

So here is to making memories....


Tisha said...

This post made me cry! Missing my K'Ville BFF too! When are you coming to WS. Let's get it on the calendar.

Becca said...

I cannot wait to see you and give you a great, big hug!! I know a little about BFF's moving away! :) We do all hit the wall sometimes...especially after someone we love moves away. It's depressing. I hope you guys have a safe trip to Iowa, we are all so excited to have you back here for a while.

xxoo - Bec