There’s been so much hard lately.
But I’ve meant to write for the past two weeks.
Just to mark down how good life is.
Our preacher quoted a song (with a few substituted words) in his sermon from the Zac Brown Band called Toes. The punch line: Life is good today.
How often do we fail to mark it when life is good today?
We have been in such a delightful season.
Work is busy but oh so good. I love what I do and Bray’s enjoying his gig too.
The kids are hysterical.
We split Spring Break. I took the kids to my dad’s and stepmom’s in Oklahoma City and we had a blast. We spent all day Monday in the coolest Science Museum. Super hands on and the kids ate it up. Tuesday we played at one of those places with laser tag and race tracks and mini golf and arcades and rock walls. We closed out the day with the four of us slamming into each other in the bummer cars. Oh how we laughed.
The solo car trip with the triplets went fine. My car, after a nice big car repair bill, drove beautifully and the kids behaved the whole jaunt.
Then Bray took the kids the second half of the week to his parent’s farm so I could work. Over the weekend I got to have brunch BOTH days with some precious girlfriends (I love brunch!), and then COOK AND COOK AND COOK. Y’all, I love to cook. It’s so stinkin’ therapeutic for me. I made meals for a couple of weeks and danced to my favorite tunes.
We’ve had gorgeous weather days lately, so we cook out and play in the park. Last Friday we stayed at the park late with friends from school.
I’m working out with a dear friend early in the mornings, so I get to start most of my weekday mornings with a buddy. Her son is one of my boys best friends so we swap funny 2nd grade stories and bemoan the cardio required to get into our swimsuits. I don’t actually mind working out when I get to do it with someone fun.
And then, what is absolutely giving me life, is the 2nd grade pop “bands” being created. My boys decided to start a boys band. They recruited four friends and have assigned roles (lead singer, keyboards, drums, guitar…) and all the boys are intense about it.
Since there’s a “no girls” rule, little bit started her own band in response. She asked five friends, although they’re a little less intense about it.
So last week I hosted the girls band at my house while they wrote songs and practiced with their many keyboards (everyone is a little light on instruments right now, which makes practice hysterical).
Then today I hosted the boys band at my house and they have written songs and selected a name and they plan to launch in August. We’ve done their cover photo which I have to add flames to and they’re working on the publicity campaign. Prepare yourself, y’all. One of the moms and I are finding great delight in the idea of planning a launch party!
All three kids are playing ball this spring, even little bit, her first team sport.
After the baseball game tonight, the boys had a sleepover and Bray and I took little bit out to eat and relax on the patio. We almost never eat out and it was such a treat. We watched the sun set and had drinks and played beanbag toss and ate up every second.
Sunday I’m hosting 21 family and friends for Easter. Bray’s grilling out a big slab of beef and I’m stuffing Easter eggs for the after-lunch hunt.
Life is good today.
I want to mark it down.
It’s time to throw a ticker tape parade for all the goodness stuffed into the past few weeks.
I’m healthy. The kids are healthy. And I’m not running around knocking on wood because God gives us breaks from the hard seasons. We just went through a pretty exhausting 2+ years and I’m seeing the clearing.
I listened to the band play Reckless Love at church on Sunday and had to stand up, legs shaking, overwhelmed with gratitude. Reckless Love. It’s what this Easter weekend is all about. His reckless love to open up His arms and die for us.
Life is good today.