Learning to Dance in the rain:
This southern girl loves her sunshine, so when weeks of rain flood your life (literally) it would be easy to get bummed out. I took my first vacation so far this year for the week of the 4th. Plans for a stay-cation with my family filled with days at the pool, Six Flags and White Water ended up being a week of non-stop rain and days spent inside. This could have sent me into a panic...however sometimes the unexpected turns out to be a blessing. This vacation week was an eye opener for me. As a person who thrives on organization and schedules...I was faced with 7 days of no plans...and no plans turned into finding joy in the simple things again. Family meals were one of my favorite times during this week. (an event that is few in our house of ever changing work schedules)
From big pancake, egg and bacon breakfasts to southern feasts of ribs, turnip greens and cornbread...I loved the time sitting down for meals everyday as a family.
In this electronic driven world we live in... board games have become a thing of the past.
So my kids were not exactly thrilled when I first suggested playing one. But, sometimes you need to get back to the basics. One family board game of Yahtzee turned into a week of board game tournaments of Rummikub, Scrabble and Yahtzee...oh and one of my kids favorites Spot it.
My cup runneth over for days like this!!!
As a working mom and wife, days get hectic and rushed thru and the everyday tasks (aka-cooking, cleaning, laundry) usually feel like work. The slow pace of my "stay-cation" week brought me back to a life I love. I actually enjoyed cooking these big meals....blasting country music while doing some deep cleaning was actually fun...and laundry...well it was still laundry...but a week inside where your entire family wears their pajamas all day made for a lot less laundry...score!
Thank you Lord for these storms last week...and thank you for teaching my family to dance in the rain!