"Life comes in clusters, clusters of solitude, then a cluster when there is hardly time to breath."
We are in a cluster of moments where there are very few minutes to breathe. I have come to know that the month of May is one of the busiest months of the year for our family. Days pass where the only time I am sitting down is when I am driving. Because I am experienced in the mayhem of May, I have decided that the only solution is to embrace it and ride it out. Take one event at a time, celebrate the happiness that a busy family of 6 creates, appreciate the joy of the combined roles of the wife/ the mama/ the girl, and squeeze in some breaths where I can. Some will be deep breaths, some will be quick and shallow, but they will propel me forward down this section of the road that God has paved for me. A breath like the beauty of a fresh stack of fabric, waiting to be sewn into a twirly-dress for an excited six year old provides me with a sweet smile. Makes me so happy just fingering these beautiful colors.
Maddie has graduated from another year of Girl Scouts. She is now a cadet, and is looking forward to another year, and more badges and confidence than her little vest can hold. I'm so proud of her; she loves being a part of this gorup of girls, and she is a true Girl Scout by definition.
ps - for those of you who notice or care - Meredith does have other clothes, and the shirt that she is wearing in EVERY picture does get washed regularly. I promise.