We play hard. We do.
A 2 month road trip (5,000 miles of road gravy!)? There were some moments when I might have wanted to dilute the concentrated togetherness, when the trailer or tent seemed a bit too cozy, and when I did wish I could just drop them off to play with someone else for a change. I knew I would and sure enough I am, kicking myself for even daring to think these thoughts. In these precious few years where I am still “Mama” and the playmate of choice, I am so grateful that our lives allow for such concentrated time together. So, YES, I will go toss the football with you all afternoon after swimming with you all morning. YES!! Summer months are rather liberating for kids, I think, because the adults in their lives can say Yes more – sure we can have icecream for lunch, why not! – sure we can get up, skip chores, and bike all day, why not! – sure we can swim all morning and eat berries and honey all day – why not! It’s that blessed time of year where “No, it’s a school night” turns into “YES!”
We were not indoors (other than our trailer or our backpacking tents) once. But what we were doing is a lot of looking into each others eyes, holding hands, eating every single meal together – all day – laughing – a ton – swimming, running, jumping, and of course….
walking miles of trails, getting gallons of water out of pristine streams, seeing God paint the canvas above with insane colors every evening…
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You light up the sky to show me You are with me
I I I can’t deny
No I can’t deny that You are right here with me
You’ve opened my eyes
So I can see You all around me
Light light light up the sky
You light up the sky to show me