I don’t know about you, but I am counting the days until summer. I am overwhelmed. I’m tired, and I am in desperate need of a break. I’m ready for the lazy days of summer when I don’t have to set my alarm. I can lounge around if I want to, or I can plan a fun day out with my crew.
I’m ready to relax and reconnect without the busy that comes springtime in our house. It’s competition season, and we’re headed straight into recital season. Isaac is gearing up for AP exams and finals. He has interviews and orientations for summer opportunities. Golf season is in full swing for the hubs, and it’s time for me to start thinking about curriculum for next year.
However, I have had the opportunity to read some pretty fantastic posts over the past month. Posts that remind me what Emma needs to hear in the midst of competition season. Things that remind me of the unique nature of little boys. And, posts that spoke right to my momma heart and reminded me that I’m not alone!
5 on the Fifth: May 2015
As you know if you’ve visited my blog before, I am a dance mom. My daughter Emma is a competitive dancer, and this post hit home. This post is a wonderful reminder of exactly what Emma needs to hear from me.
As the mom of two boys, ages 17 and 21, I know these 12 things to be so true! I only wish I had known them before entering the boy-mom club. It would have made all of our lives a little easier!
I have found myself to be the “lonely mom” more often than not. Even when we’re in a room full of people, I find myself off to the side observing instead of participating. Right now, Emma is in a co-op, but the parents don’t stay so I still don’t know anyone there. She also attends a dance studio in town, but I haven’t made any friends there, either. There are a few moms I chat with but not a true friend. Wendy’s words were spot on and a great reminder that this is just a season.
Tauna has written a lovely letter to moms who struggle with their temper. I feel as if this was written to me. I struggle with my temper, and I often feel guilty for being irritable and crabby with my kids. Why can’t I speak in peace instead of snapping? This letter is a gentle reminder of how I can use my weaknesses to point my children toward God.
I don’t know if it’s the time of year or our busy schedule, but I am completely overwhelmed these days. Overwhelmed with taking care of my family, my house, and, of course, keeping up with homeschooling. I love the reminder that God has fully equipped me for this job. Kim says to “Trust God to carry you through when it feels like you can’t even crawl forward!” Amen!