I’m on a mission this month, October, not to find myself, but to remember myself. I have spent the past few years giving, giving, giving, and I’ve recently realized how empty I am. Realizing that opened my eyes to all I have let go: cooking, housecleaning (deep-cleaning, not daily stuff), some schoolwork, blogging….
I don’t regret the past few years of giving. I was mainly giving to teens who came our way and made our house their home. Teens were at our house every other day, if not more, and I LOVE that. I’m so very thankful they came.
But all of “my boys” graduated in the spring and suddenly, it’s just our family on the weekends. We still have teens around, since three are our own, but we don’t have a houseful of bonus kids.
First, I pouted that they grew up. And then, I remembered that life is full of seasons. This season is one of rest and renewal.
I can’t wait to adopt a new set of teens who want a second home, but in this season, I’m remembering myself….I’m cleaning, sorting, crafting, blogging (!), cooking, and remembering all I love to do.
(blogging from my iPhone, so I won’t have an excuse not to do it — please forgive any wacky formatting)