insights from a daughter of the King, teacher, farmer's wife, and Mommy


summer's lessons

i will be honest i am sad to see summer go.  even though fall is my favorite season with pumpkins, cool mornings, football, apples, and school.  but this summer has been everything a summer should be relaxing, laughter, family, sleeping late, reading, birthdays, and sunshine...occasionally.  

owen said a few days ago "i wish summer was 2 years long and then just school for 4 months" but sadly it can't be that way....we must carry onward because there are adventures ahead
2nd grade awaits ;)

these are some things i have learned this summer.........
  • no matter how long summer is it is never long enough
  • sometimes the best thing to do is nothing

  •  pumpkins taking over your garden and your yard may drive a husband crazy and may cause him to say things like "i almost died saving your stupid pumpkins today"
  • there are up and perhaps more than 80 different species of lemurs and they only live in Madagascar.....God enjoyed making lemurs 

  • God has a plan.....even if we don't like the plan
  • Dance in the rain......especially if it rains all summer long

  • i forgot how much 2 year olds climb, destroy, and love
  • watching fireworks with your family is amazing and terrifying when one child screams the entire time

  • do not settle for 2nd hand Jesus through others sermons and the bible, pray, be still and filled with the Holy Spirit, live your own sermon
  •  the world from 50 feet up makes ones feet unsure of their steps.....but the zipline down is exhilarating 

  • always be a friend....when it's good, bad, hard, undeserved, there
  • sharing traditions with your children is a must.....

  • Paul's words "that you also aspire to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you, that you may walk properly toward those who are outside, and that you may lack nothing." 1 thessalonians 4:11-12 teach us to speak without our mouths but our actions and is stirring in my heart
  •  a clean house is way overrated but still somehow makes you feel like a real person

looking forward to the lesson's of fall

what have you learned this summer?


  1. Stopping by from Emily's =) I cannot agree with you more about passing along traditions to your children. Grace and blessings to you!

  2. I find the end of summer bittersweet, too (that's what I wrote about for SDG). It's never long enough. Ha! And yet, this morning I went to the grocery store ALONE and it was heaven. Sounds like you had a wonderful summer and made some great memories.

    Christy @ A Heartening Life

  3. "i almost died saving your stupid pumpkins today" - Love this!

  4. I so much enjoyed reading this, so happy you had a nice summer with your beautiful family. I love you and feel so lucky to have you. :)


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