Once the kids were in bed and Hubby and I settled in for some reading, I brewed up a pot of my new favourite tea and found this message on the tea string:
Yes indeed! Thank you for that reminder. Because, really, you can always find reasons to gripe and moan, but you can also find reasons to celebrate and enjoy life too. This past weekend was absolutely relaxing and fun with heavenly weather. We spent as little time in the car as possible, and we all appreciated that. The girls spent hours playing in the stream that runs past the playground, hunting for fairies, building stone
Despite ridiculous pollen levels (thank you, makers of allergy medication), the grown-ups enjoyed lounging in the grass too.
And the best part of the weekend? Mimi came for a visit! After so many years overseas, I marvel that she just drove over because she could!
We were all so happy to spend time with her.
Her visit also blessed me and Hubby with a bit of perspective on this super-crazy-stressful transition time. There is a larger purpose. Living here allows us to spend time with family and friends as we haven't been able to in many years. The insane school commute ends this week with the start of summer break. The lease is almost signed (yes, after a tremendously overcomplicated process but still). Life will settle into a groove.