I haven’t blogged in awhile. I am exhausted and I think that is mainly because for the first time in a long time instead of writing about life, I am living. This summer has been a learning experience. I have grown. Here were 5 Amazing lessons from the summer of 2015. Some of the lessons were heartbreaking but amazing because I have grown. Even at 33 years old, I am not perfect and am still learning.
1. Watching your kids grow up is hard. Letting go is even harder. I have to slowly let go so it is easier when they are 18. I do not want my kids relying on me forever even though I know people and the world can be a hard place. Sometimes, I have to push my kids out of the nest. All I can do is pray that I am good enough of a parent to teach right from wrong and that I will always be here while on this earth and in heaven there after. They can lean on each other. That is the best part of being/having a sibling.
2. You will never fully know someone. Ever. It’s awful when adults teach you this lessons. I always seem to get taught this in multiple times in my life and it is hard. Proceed with caution and grace. I have learned this summer that my family of 5 is all we have. Friends are something to cherish. I see a lot of people live in a bubble behind their computer. For the first time, I kind of understand why. I am supposed to protect my nest and teach my children to guard their heart. I need to guard my heart too. It is tough growing up. (Ohhhh wait already said that!)
3. I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up. Except, a mom and a wife. I don’t need to know tomorrow. I don’t have to stop dreaming today. My general doctor taught me this lesson when searching for overall health. Just because I do not function like everyone else doesn’t mean there is nothing exciting ahead. Dream.
4. Life doesn’t have to be extravagant to be beautiful. You can find beauty inside people you never knew before. You can find peace in nature. Just as you have to protect your heart you also need to learn to balance it on your sleeve. Balance. It is so very hard.
5. Thinking out of the box. Living out of the box. Being outside the box. All good things to teach our children but also the box can make us really relatable. Don’t be scared to jump in and out of the box. Staying stationary is not good for to long in either place! Don’t be scared to get low to get new perspective. Don’t be scared to hear people out and give them a chance even if things don’t work out in the end! Take leaps of faith and sometimes just sit back and watch people leap on their own.