It's the end of the month, and a great time to join in the monthly wrap up hosted by Chatting At The Sky. I had to stop and think - what HAVE I learned this month?
Tubing looks incredibly spectacular when all three of your kids are on the super riding thing that your dad bought. Seriously - *I* was tempted to ride on it! Maybe next time.
I don't need that thing. Or that. Or that. Or that. And decluttering is extremely addictive. And I really like having less stuff.
Too bad that all the decluttering I have done so far was just the preview. I still need to do my own room, and Robbie's half of the boys' closet, and oh, boy... the attic storage area. Thankfully I don't have to do any of that until we manage to get everything we purged thrown away first.
Sending a child to college will cost more than you expect. And no, I'm not talking about tuition or room and board... I forgot that I would have to buy toiletries - like shampoo and conditioner and toothpaste and more... Plus all the bedding and towels and the paper and the miscellaneous things...
I'm just thankful that they both have great scholarships and need little in the way of financial support for tuition/board/etc.
Matthew 28:20 - "And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age."
I feel such peace when I read these words. I need to get more into the word and have more peace.
And I need to remember that He is with me. Always.
Life goes insane when school starts even with two children away at college. I am looking forward to some of the busyness of fall, but I will miss some of the relaxation time I've had this summer. I need to carve out a bit of time for myself to have relaxation time each week. I need to remember that I'm worth taking the time!
And that's some of what I learned this month!