I was looking through some pictures from the past month and came across these of my four kids I took after my Dad's funeral. We had gone out to my parents' place in the country and just hung out with family for the rest of the day.
Tyler Bree and Riley proudly got their hair styled by my cousin and the two little ones kept busy in the sand. It had been a very long day and I remember being thankful we were finally all there together...because at the time, I hadn't really seen my kids in several days.
You know, our lives have been an absolute whirlwind since then, and it makes me wonder about how busy we are when there's not a funeral...or Christmas...or vacation to distract me. We are a busy family. I know most people are. But I don't relish in that fact. I resent it, actually. I don't like being busy. I don't like having to constantly be on my kids to get things done or get ready to go somewhere...or rush, rush, rush...
I just want to be.