Does this happen to anyone else? Just when I start to get the hang of something, it’s always time to move on. I was with my friend C the other day and we were talking about the skillful dance of trying to leave the house around naptimes. I actually (sort-of) thought I had this one figured out, but then, as C and I commiserated, the children up and change their sleeping pattern (drop a nap, etc.) as soon as you figure out a routine. I’m finally feel like I’m starting to get a handle on the more relaxed pace of summer (while still getting some necessary stuff, like bathing, done), but it’s now August 9. Preschool and all of the other activites of fall start in 3 weeks. Umm…
It’s always been this way. By the time I was in a groove with grad school, I was graduating. By the time I was aces at my job, I got myself knocked up. By the time I was finally feeling like I could (relatively) successfully survive a day of mothering my son, my daughter was working her way into this world. I am anticipating that I will fall in love with this SAHM gig right around the time my children are shipping off to college 😉
Annoying? Sure. But I also think it’s the way God keeps us moving. “There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under the heavens.” (Essclesiastes 3:1). Knowing myself and my proclivity against change, I would park myself in a season of life and just set up shop. But that’s not the way this world works. There is change, abundantly. Things are new and we grow. Obviously, I wish I would nail the management of these seasons a little bit earlier than right before it is time to move on, but eh? At least I (usually) get it at some point 😉 New challenges, right?
So whenever you “get it down” or not, my friends, press on–life is waiting, and the next change is just around the corner 🙂
While I’m working hard on the present, a new bloom is usually waiting around the corner…