Saturday, June 1, 2013

First Days

Anyone who knows me knows how much I LOVE a first day... first day of the week, first day of the month, first day of the year. I just love them!
(Sorry all you Monday-haters!)

I love fresh starts.

I often need fresh starts.

I have been looking forward to today, June 1st, for about a week now.

Our children's department hosted a very large event last night. The week and a half prior I have been working my tail off, mainly just surviving, as I know many of my co-workers have been, as well.

Today feels like a fresh start. A place to breathe again.

Over the past 5 months my husband has been traveling a lot. He's been gone up to three weeks at a time and I've had to single parent and keep up a farm on top of all my other responsibilities.

He's home now for a while.

So I have room to pursue the things I enjoy.

I am filled with anticipation for the summer months when there is a little extra time to carve out projects and adventures with my kids.

However, I know that I often get to an "end-of-summer" and feel like I wasted so much of my time. It flies by just as quickly as the other months of the year, doesn't it?!

A slow down is what I need.

As I've thought about summer I realized that although I have tasks I want to accomplish, more than anything I want to spend time with the Lord. I want to slow down enough to really soak in the Word and sit in His presence.

It's time for renewal.

I'm still plugging away on my Siesta Scripture Memory Team Verses. Is anyone out there participating with me?

My verse for June 1-15 is 2 Corinthians 5:9

Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him.

I wrote out a prayer request this morning asking the Lord to help me be singularly focused on Him this summer.

I figured that's the only way to find renewal, refreshment and a fresh start.

Do you enjoy first days and/or fresh starts? What desires do you have for summer?


sara said...

Yes, I LOVE fresh starts....and right now I could really use one...though I don't see it in the near future. However, I Love that verse and that is my stay in the present and to be well pleasing to Him!!

Conny said...

YEH for fresh starts!! I love them too!! I was especially looking forward to June 1 - we listed our house for sale to officially!
Glad your hubby is home for a while. ENJOY this summer. And even the quiet, un-planned times can be for making memories and any time spent w/ family (or recharging batteries for yourself) is never wasted! :)
Now to convince myself of that!! LOL