Sunday, September 27, 2015

Roller Coaster

This past year and some change has been a whirlwind. The current school year is shaping up to be more of the same. Matt and I are both working full-time and the children are both involved in lots of activities. Just like so many other families. We have times where we're all happy and enjoying each other's company and then we have days where we're all yelling and 3/4 of us are in tears. I keep feeling like someday I'll catch up, while at the same time I don't even know what that really means.

Once again, there's no breaking news here. I think we are in a particularly difficult stage of life right now. One of these days it might stop feeling so difficult and we'll coast for a while and then one day later things will feel just this side of impossible again. Sometimes I think that means we're doing something wrong. Other times I think it is just the way things are - that the truth is that life is difficult. And usually the trick to feeling some happiness is recognizing the moments of peace and contentment when they come, not hoping for it to be like that all of the time. I know that Glennon has already covered the whole, "Life is brutiful," statement, but I am really feeling it right now.

My life is good. So, so good. And it's hard, too.

I think what I'm really looking for is to know that this isn't just hard for us. Anyone?

Sunday, September 20, 2015

It's Not Exactly Breaking News

After a six-month blog hiatus, I'm sure no one is suffering the delusion that we've got it all together over here. However, just in case you need some convincing, it's confession time...

Several months ago I confiscated Michael's Nintendo DS, most likely because he refused to put it away (for the thousandth time). I put it somewhere he would not find it. I've now been actively looking for it for at least two weeks and have no earthly idea where it could be.