Tonight was bittersweet. It was the last night of Mom’s Study for our homeschool group moms. I really look forward to these times when we get together to support and fellowship with one another. It rejuvenates me for the weeks ahead and helps me keep my focus. The effect on my spirit is much like some seedlings I have. They were growing well and I put them outside in their flat. Today I noticed they were rather wilted and the soil was so dry it had shrunk away from the edges. I brought my poor plants inside for some shade and a drink. A couple of hours later they are standing tall and filling out, ready for growing some more and fulfilling their purpose.
We all need water and rest in our lives, a time where we prepare for the hot sun and unpredictable elements. For me, my quiet time in the morning and Mom’s Study once a month is my water and rest. I felt so washed out this morning, even losing my patience with the children, but now I feel I can face the summer and it’s adventures. We were not made to stand alone. We all need one another to lean on and to be strong for. We all need encouragement and times of sharing. I’m so glad I have that, both in my family and in my friends.