Britta has been asking and asking to go to the zoo. I told her if we got all our work done this week we would go when Tata came. I’ve been trying to take one day to do something fun with the little ones each week. Only once over the summer did we all make it to the zoo. Though it took some effort to pick a day when the stars perfectly aligned, we finally did it. This is quite different than when my three boys were little. We would pick up and go to the zoo ALL of the time–even if just for an hour or two on a beautiful day. They knew every animal in the place. It’s
a bit challenging impossible to carry through with that same vigor for all of the kids. I realize we can’t do that anymore, but I’m prone to wonder if we can ever do that anymore.
Today proved that yes, we can! My Yes! today was to a hard-earned field trip. We were so glad we could have two honored guests with us as well: of course my mom (Tata) and then Cubbie whom Britta got the privilege to take home from AWANA and care for this week. We all had a wonderful time. The weather could not have been more perfect! and the kids were in their glory.
…she can laugh at the days to come. Proverbs 31:25b
I am always challenged by this little part of verse 25. Being able to laugh at days to come–and not fret and rue– takes trust and faith that God will provide. And that whatever the future holds, He actually holds it. I know this, but to know it with my actions and be able to laugh with joy at what is ahead…that stretches my faith. May I remember to say Yes! to fun and the medicine of a cheerful heart.
31 days of Yes! is me dedicating to post each day for the month of October (which is a Yes! in itself) and to find one meaningful Yes! in each day. Over 1200 bloggers are participating thanks to the lovely Nesting Place.