Friday, July 11, 2014

Pondering many things...

No picture to show,
it is late, insomnia won a small round.
I have many thoughts about my three weeks of 
Intense-Aunting as a dear friend 
called it.
Tomorrow is the Munchkin's last day
for now at least and
I am going to miss him!
He has grown so much in these two weeks...
He's not afraid of the pool, 
wants to do more everyday of new things
in the pool and wants more swimming lessons.
He understands more about the Saints and
reminds me so much of myself as a child;
happy, singing songs throughout the day;
many of his songs have been filled with
the Bible stories I have been reading him
or the Saints.
He is very moved by icons that are in his room
and I just pray that this love can grow
and take a deep root in him...
I have so many thoughts about all my dear
friends who are mothers and how their lives are.
I am continually amazed at this book.
I am so glad that DV my parent-in-laws are coming;
I have plans to rest but also to do many projects
that need doing...
some of which can be done at the computer,
which is restful... it's been a busy time
but a really joyful time;
I have always loved taking care of kids about age
6-12 or so...the age I did best at the camp
I worked at for 6 years in my late teens and early 20's.
I know that this time, this summer, is special.
I am old enough to know that sometimes God gives us a time,
whether a day, a week, a month or sometimes a summer,
where things are peaceful; my time since
the closing on the condo has been really lovely;
exhausting in ways of course, unpacking is that,
but I know this time to be a gift.
I also know that sometimes we are given such gifts
before sadness or a time of trial. 
I don't know the future and don't need to worry,
i.e. I need to just try to focus on Christ...
and accept that it will not always be so 'easy' as it were.
For now, 
I am just grateful for what I have been given.
I know I am going to miss my Munchkin
around these parts!


Elizabeth @ The Garden Window said...

You have sown some wonderful seeds in Munchkin's heart, mind and soul - praying these seeds will bear plentiful fruit in his life.
Hugs to you, my dear friend!

Reinventing Mother said...

Great times and thoughts! Keep all those memories close In your heart.

Matushka Anna said...

I suspect your days of "aunting" are not over, not by a long shot. :) This little munchkin will be coming back to stay with you, I am sure.

Give no thought to tomorrow. Just be in Today. ((Hugs))

elizabeth said...

thank you all!!

and thank you Mat. Anna, I do hope so... I miss him lots already!! (I missed my niece when she was over too; it's just hard, you get used to them so quickly!)

Apseed I said...

Oh, my dear Elizabeth, I missed your writing, your wisdom!
I'm so happy that you had a good time with your niece and munchkin.
You're amazing person!