Life, Love, Family: Sometimes it's Messy!
Thanks so much for your sweet words on last week's post! Here are a few peeks at the new heart I've been working on--it will have wings, of course. I decided to try a new design element in my collage--an intricate chevron pattern this time, rather than my usual checkerboard pattern. I think I'm hooked.
The mess on my worktable lately seems to resemble the mess of my heart. I've mentioned that my girls started Kindergarten this fall, a big change which has led my emotions on a bit of a roller-coaster ride! Even though I miss my girls during the day, having time to work has been amazing and I've been so engrossed in my new projects that it's hard to pull myself out of the "zone" to surface and connect at home and online. I suspect (and hope!) that this difficulty will pass as I develop a routine for my work life and my home life (even though working from home complicates things).
My daughters are loving Kindergarten, but I think my oldest is experiencing acute growing pains that just might be very similar to my own. She has discovered the fun and friendship of the classroom and struggles to pull herself away from her play everyday to come back home to her family and the routine of home. She is testing the boundaries in every way, leaving her Mama and Daddy quite exhausted! But I know that this too is just a phase. We will just dig deeper into our hearts to parent with love and consistency. Soon we will claim a small victory and move on to a different battle.
And this is an important thing--to remember the small victories, to hold them aloft in our hearts so they don't get covered over and forgotten in the new day's problems.
What are your small victories this week? I'd love you to share them in the comments so I can help you celebrate!
Linking with Studio JRU and Paint Party Friday.