Good Ole Summertime

By Sarah McDonald

We’ve all just finished what felt like the 90 days of May, finding ourselves in what is supposed to be the lazy days of summer. But, are they really?

Between two-full time jobs, summer camps (soon to be in three different locations) and all the summer activities, I have found myself wondering if summer really is a break. My answer – one foot in front of the other – and, if I fall, I will pick myself up again (cue Princess Poppy from the movie “Trolls”).

I had a colleague ask me recently, “How are you going to keep working with six children?” My answer? I am just going to keep doing what I’m doing with five children, I guess.

Really, though, the answer is not within me, it is within God. It is my faith and my trust that he will take care of us and provide for us, so that I can “get back up again” and keep going forward.

These past few weeks have not been the easiest on a lot of fronts, but here I am typing on my keyboard, getting ready to take my family on a very special adventure – all made possible through God’s grace.

If I can pass anything along to my children, it is just that – with God all things are possible, but you have to have faith and trust that it will work out.

A few weeks ago, I had an affirmation that this message might just be getting through to the kids. I was washing dishes with my oldest boy, who is now 11, and he asked if we were trying to buy a new house before the baby was born. My answer was yes, but that I wasn’t sure anything was going to work out in time.

His sweet, innocent, and easy response was simple: “It’s ok if it doesn’t, God will take care of us.”

Through God’s grace, I’ll take that as a mommy win!

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