a cage that gives way to freedom
Just a little sneak peek at what's on my worktable right now. It's another version of this painting, with the message that "waiting builds wings."
I don't feel like I have many words in me this week (well, really it feels like a few months now--I know, things have been kind of quiet here at PBL!) because all of my strength and creativity have been exhausted in parenting my two amazing and beautiful little monsters--around here we use the term "monster" in the most adoring and affectionate possible way :).
If only they were as worn out as I am. She looks like I feel, but Eowyn doesn't actually pass out like this very often!
Penelope is 2.5 and Eowyn is 3.5 years old, and I don't know what it is, but lately it's like they've been teaming up to test the boundaries to the max! I'm sure it's a phase--and only one of many more to come. They're both at the "halfway" point between being littler and becoming bigger and I guess they're experiencing some minor growing pains.
Boy is it a good thing they're so cute--even when they're being a bit naughty. Or, is it a bad thing? It's much more difficult to dig in and discipline consistently when you're trying not to crack a smile. But who said discipline and laughter can't go together?
It occurred to me that these loving boundaries I sometimes feel I'm fighting to defend are kind of like the beautiful little cage I'm painting now--a cage made for discipline and growth, but a cage that ultimately gives way to freedom, bent and burst open by the strength of the wings it helped build.
But I'm gladly willing to wait a little--a lot--longer until that happens; please God, don't let them grow up too fast!
Happy weekend to all of you, friends! And happy Paint Party Friday and Studio Sneak Peek!