Hello, October! Where did the summer go? I shouldn't ask aloud, for fear that it just might sneak back in. If you're like me, and you love fall, you're okay with kissing summer goodbye. Most summers in the past, I have really disliked, because they weren't overly eventful, but this past summer was a lot of fun for my family. We took some amazing trips, and really just loved every second that we were able to spend together. The summer flew right on by, and now, here we are- it's October!
I'm not sure that I even remember September, as it went by so quickly. I know that somewhere between the middle of August and now, school started, we took a couple of easy trips, and we've spent countless weekends working. I'm finding that there just isn't enough time to cram everything I need to do into each day, so I am trying to be better about letting things go. I'm only one woman and despite what my husband thinks, sometimes I can't do it all.
It's important for us to remember to take some time out for ourselves. Yesterday, I was able to join with sisters in Christ ministry event sponsored by my church, St. John's Lutheran Church in Salisbury, NC. If you're local & looking for an incredible place to worship, connect with others and get involved in ministry opportunities, please check us out. We spent an afternoon with Anita Renfroe, and if her name doesn't ring a bell, you've probably heard her famous William Tell Momisms AKA- The Mom Song via YouTube or Facebook. Take a look & see if you recognize this funny lady.
Anita Renfroe is in her mid 50's, and while I'm not in that stage of my life yet, I enjoyed her humorous take on womanhood, motherhood, and married life. Anita talked about issues we all face as women in a lighthearted way that made me smile. Honestly, I hadn't laughed as hard as I laughed yesterday in ages. It felt good to be out of the house, not running errands or doing anything work-related, and just doing something for the sheer fun of it. It was even better because some of my MBP girls were there, too, and we had a great time, just enjoying the sisterhood we're a part of.
Ms. Renfroe reminded me to keep laughing. Yes, we have to go on about our daily tasks, but we can do it with a smile, and laugh our way through it. As Anita said as she closed her show yesterday, 'You can choose hilarity or insanity.' I'll try my best to strike a balance somewhere in the middle, keeping God at the center, and laughing more rather than becoming frustrated over things that I can't control.
I've got Jesus, a strong cup of coffee and a happy heart, so I'm ready to face the week ahead.
What about you?