Yesterday we went to the lake and despite the rain, we had an amazing time. It’s funny how when you’re with a group of happy, positive people, fun will ensue regardless of clouds in the sky. I’ve learned over the past couple of years to not let weather affect my life. An internal storm is much worse than rain. I’d deal with a storm from Mother Nature any day over thunder or lightening in my heart.
It’s Memorial Day weekend. We didn’t make plans to do anything major. I just decided to wait and see what unfolded for the weekend. Friday we played mini-golf with good friends, then yesterday we spent time paddle boarding, swimming, fishing, dodging rain drops and enjoying a few beers and burgers. Until yesterday, the boys hadn’t really had an opportunity to experience lake life. We’re typically beach or pool folks but this weekend we had the chance to spend the day at the lake and boy, did we have fun. I think we’re hooked.
This weekend we’ve also been catching up on sleep, snuggling, reading, cleaning, cooking and simply enjoying being with those we love. I feel grateful on every level. And we still have a couple days left. Today we’re having lunch with my dad and then shopping for a little while. Two little boys can’t tolerate shopping for too long but we need a some things for soccer evaluations next week.
Despite the rain this weekend, my heart feels full. This morning, I sit in the quiet of my room listening to birds chirp outside and the sound of my essential oil diffuser inside. I look forward to the day and weeks ahead. My boys are good and happy and are adjusting very well to this new normal in our life. I’m beyond proud of them and love them more than life itself.
Speaking of those two cuties, both are awake now and it’s time to switch to mommy mode. I hope you and yours are having a lovely Memorial Day weekend.
Try and slow down a little. There’s so much joy in the still moments.