We are Ready!

It has been here a week, and I chant our summer mantra…

The only option as I see it, is this delicate weaving of action and celebration, of intention and expectation. Let’s act, read, protest, protect, picket, learn, advocate for, fight against, but let’s be careful that in the midst of all that accomplishing and organizing, we don’t bulldoze over a world that’s teeming with beauty and hope and redemption all around us and in the meantime. Before the wars are over, before the cures are found, before the wrongs are righted, Today, humble Today, presents itself to us with all the ceremony and bling of a glittering diamond ring. “Wear me, ” it says, “Wear me out. Love me, dive into me, discover me,” it pleads with us.
(~from Shauna Niequist’s “Cold Tangerines”)

Lightning bugs have been caught, ice cream cones have been licked, our celebration dinner at Dave’s has been eaten, floors are staining brown from dirty bare feet dancing across them, piles of Legos cover the playroom floor, knees have been skinned, bugs have bitten, farmer’s tans have begun, the hose sits in our yard waiting to be sprayed… and it’s only been a week!

We are working hard to live and not be lazy yet to enjoy life and not work too much.

We are figuring out how to spend our days with necessary structure but not so much that we are stifled.

We are learning what love looks like in the every day moments together.

We are laughing and crying and hugging and fighting and forgiving and teaching and praying and reading and writing and baking and celebrating and living.

Our already full hearts are expanding to fill up with more of each other… more of us as we wear each day out.

Each day beckons to dive in, discover, love and live!

Our summer list is ready.

And so are we!

5 responses to “We are Ready!”

  1. Oh my sweet friend, how I needed to hear these words today! My sweet grand daughter is coming for a visit today… We will wear this day out! (and I am sure we will stay up way too late). Thank you my rare, precious, far away friend. You. Bless. Me. Always…


  2. I can’t wait to work on our list. 4 more days…


  3. I love that you all make a summer list! That’s a tradition that I started with my mom several years ago. We always had things that we thought we should do “someday,” so we made a list. Great memories are being made! 🙂


  4. I just love this! I love summer. It is my favorite time to be a mom. It is my favorite time to make memories with the kids. Love your summer list idea. Think I’ll have to try that out!


  5. My sweet one,

    So full of grace, God’s grace. May He fill you with the knowledge of His will with all wisdom and spiritual understanding that Christ will dwell in your hearts through faith.

    Grace to you,


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