Instead of thinking about the excitement of trips and fun that is to be had, I've been thinking about the simple, the mundane, the everyday life part of summer. Simply put - just being together.
As much as I am looking forward to just being together and enjoying my kids and husband, the amount of time we spend together is going to be a big change from our school schedule.
I'll be the first to admit that we aren't perfect. Our kids aren't perfect. We thankfully are saved by faith and have a relationship with a God that is perfect! My relationship with God is a daily reminder of how to treat others. God is gracious to me when I don't deserve it. God loves me no matter how many times I mess up. He is patient with me.
We are going to enjoy spending time with each other this summer. We are going to have fun, laugh, play, but I'm sure the boys are going to fight over toys, say hurtful words, get on each others nerves, etc.
As summer is quickly approaching, I am trying to prepare our hearts and our home for the upcoming months together. I love all of those family rules signs you see creative people making as you browse pinterest! I've come up with a very simple set of rules based on Ephesians 4:32 and 1 Corinthians 13-4:8.
This will be our motto this summer:
Three things to remember.
Three things to remind us how to treat each other.
Three things to remind us of God's goodness to us.
Be kind. Have patience. Give grace.
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