Wow. Exhaustion is an understatement of my physical state since the weekend. The one thing that makes it much more bearable is the notion that the money raised at the rubber duck derby went to the Child Advocacy Center! It feels so good to make a difference and to know that my kids saw me working as a volunteer. Furthermore, it makes it a lot easier to be at home with my children if I am also busy with a community project. I love my kids, but I am high strung and is just isn't my nature to enjoy the uncertainty and often the unproductive nature of being a SAHM! I would like to see more of my mom friends commit to some cause, any cause!
This coming weekend marks my MOPS retreat; the Belle Aire MOPS leadership team is heading to Center Hill for some girl time at the lake. I am serving as the publicity chair once again, so the retreat will be a fun time to route our road map for the year. The international theme for MOPS this year is about space, so I have to think of ways to make a fun connection to Jesus and space!! Suggestions are welcome. I'm talking newsletter theme, decor theme, etc.
Miles starts school in 24 days and I just can't believe it. It seems like just a year ago that I snuggled my little monkey baby in her nursery. I miss the mural that her fabulous daddy painting while she was still in my belly. I feel certain that the current owners of our old house painted over it, but I pretend not to believe that! It was just so phenomenal...a washed out, dual-tone toile. So original and so much talent shown in it.
I know that I will be ok in the actual classroom, but I have a really big gut feeling that I will have to pull my car over and cry like a baby when I leave the school. Having said that, I am really excited about being at home with Lola alone for the first time. She is anxiously awaiting her one on one time, though she hasn't grasped the fact that sissy will be gone in order for us to have that one on one time. We'll have to see how that goes. Anyone that knows Lola is aware that she isn't too thrilled to be separated from Milesy. Pray for little Lola's heart as she embarks on this solo time at home and for little Miles' heart as she begins a journey that might be challenging since she can be exposed to children that are not raised in the same manner as my children.
On another note, I am actually enjoying this dreary, lazy day. There is just something relaxing about the drizzle. Normally, I'd be pretty disappointed at the lack of sunshine...but after this weekend, I need an excuse to stay at home all day!