I look like a bedazzled Mr. T.
I’m wearing a sliver tone chain belt and gold tone elephant chain belt as necklaces, along with purple Mardi Gras beads. In my hair are no less than 30 barrettes of various styles and colors. My DS and DD decorated me, because they wanted me to look pretty for my DH. Pretty wasn’t how he described me, but my DH did get a chuckle out of it. And I did, too.
When the kids asked if they could do my hair, I almost said no. Seeing a 5-year-old and a 6-year-old come at me with a comb, brush, and hair baubles was, quite frankly, frightening. But I realized I only have a little while longer left with them.
Life is full of only a little while longer. I only have a short time to spend with my children and love on them and build them up before they retreat into their own lives. I only have until my next breath and the next one and the next one, until I have no more, to fulfill God’s purposes in my life. On the flip side, I have only a little while longer to endure the things I wish would end.
One thing I feel like I’m enduring is the formal education of my children. Don’t get me wrong; I’m a big fan of formal education. Let’s just say their schooling hasn’t been as idyllic as I wished it would be. In the less-than-ideal, however, I’ve come to see God in new and important ways.
So that’s who I am. I’m a woman with a wonderful family and who is passionate about God, motherhood, and learning in its myriad forms.
I’ll have more to write in only a little while longer.