Summer, for us, is actually much busier than the school year. So I have to fight for the moments where we really connect, breathe deep, and focus on presence. I found this guy about a half mile down the beach the other day, just walking along by himself. When I asked what he was doing he said in a peaceful, matter of fact kind of way, “just exploring”. His quiet introvert speaks to my soul. I SO understand his need to escape to the slower places. .
In all the busy this summer, don’t forget to look your kiddos in the eyes. Don’t forget to linger a bit longer at the dinner table or hug them a bit tighter before they go to sleep. Don’t forget to be present. And don’t forget to find YOU’RE place of quiet rest too! It’s so important...for them...and for you. .