Summer has been unusual here. It's the middle of August and its 85 degrees. I'm thankful for this grace though I know it means, most likely that we are in for a hot Autumn. I won't worry about that now, today is sufficient for its own worries. I'm thankful for this time of learning how to be resourceful, that frugality can lead to much fun and creativity and that simple doesn't necessarily mean easy. The right work can be such a blessing and I want to work hard to have a joy filled, loving family.
Without oxen a stable stays clean, but you need a strong ox for a large harvest.
(Proverbs 14:4 NLT)
I'm learning what it means to step out of fear and comfort so that we can obtain the better things that are worth the work. It's a good lesson, probably one I will be forever learning. When the heat finally comes on full force, I'll be tested. My resolve, my joy, my work. By His grace, I will get through it, we will get through it. So for now, it's big messes of toys, water hoses, buckets of water, sidewalk chalk and the dream of getting a trampoline!