Every time I hear that phrase, it just makes me laugh.
On our last Swazi trip, that became a phrase that we used a lot, sometimes sarcastically.
Even though I am doing exactly what God has called me to do, being a stay-at-home mom, most days don't feel very dreamy.
That is how life is, though. There are highlights and low points, but most days are just normal. I really want to see God in the normal of my life. I want to soak in His presence while I am "living the dream" that is my life. Every mundane act can be an act of worship. If only I could remember that in those moments!!
~Right now, I am looking out my window at snow coming down. You read that right. It is May 7, and it is snowing. It was in the mid-80s on Saturday.
~I have some really exciting options for my afternoon while Isaiah is at school and Laila takes her nap.
- I can clean my bathroom
- go through boxes in my basement
- bake something for the kids to have for breakfast this week
The temptation is to take advantage of this chilly snowy/rainy day and curl up under a blanket with a good book.
~Today is a big day, actually. Rick began his new job today. I am excited for him and the new opportunities for ministry for our family.
~Abby's headaches have been "off the charts" over the last month. We have done everything. Today we begin trying gluten free to see if that makes a difference. I have done gluten free with Cody. It is not fun. It is expensive, but I am so desperate to get some relief for this child. She has some form of headache every day, but the last few weeks have been so intense.
~Laila's hair is complete!! We have 8 weeks before we have to do it all again! I will be 40 the next time I do her braids.
~The kids have 3 weeks of school left. We are beginning our summer planning. I challenged them this morning to come up with 2 lists for summer. First, a list of fun things they would like to do. Second, a list of acts of kindness we could do for others. I will share more about both of these lists later.
~Can I just say how much I love Kohl's? They really impressed me this weekend. I bought Sam a pair of tennis shoes at the end of January that were pricey. I decided it would be worth the investment to have them last longer than the cheaper shoes that he was going through quickly. Well, last week, the shoes fell apart. I was so frustrated. I had my receipt so I thought it was worth a shot to take them back and see what would happen. They gave me my money back!! That is what I call customer service. I will definitely be shopping there more in the future.
Living the dream, people. Living the dream!