>Out of 27 summers on this planet, this one is definitely ranking up there in the top five. While I got to go on some fun trips and visit with family and friends, my most favorite memories were of just doing very little – …..playing with Bailey……soaking up the sun and heat…..breathing. These last few years have been crazy hectic and I ended the school year feeling oh so worn down and tired and in desperate need of a respite. And that’s what this summer has been. Peace. Calm. Still.
And I’ve loved and felt grateful for every second.
Those words sum up exactly what God has done for me this summer- even the imagery rings true. The green pastures……how many countless hours did I spend outside in the field and yard of my parents’ home just wandering and playing? The still waters……swimming the days away, teaching Bailey how to blow bubbles and jump from the side of the pool. And the restoring of my soul? Every simple and quiet moment pieced together a bit of my tired, broken spirit. It’s been good.
Here are some of my favorite pictures of my summer. Of course they all involve Bailey- she is there with me through every step. And experiencing the summer with her, through her toddler eyes, has been a huge part of the peace and restoration. And joy! The joy that kids have- so contagious and inspiring!
Hi there world!
Helping Paw-paw water the plants
And of course she loves it when we splash it on her!
Little One’s creation.
Now taking Chloe on a swing…..bless this poor cat!