I'm telling ya. The things we have done this year have been so heart impacting and even as crazy as it all has been, it is the most I have felt alive and living the spirit on fire as God intended. When we have down time between the crazy, I relish it so much more. But then I'm ready to jump back in again.
The best part...we didn't over think it all. We didn't ponder for years or even months...we just said YES God. My fly by the seat personality LOVES that! Thankful engineer hubs has been able to jump since usually he is the planner. It has grown us and taught us.
Remember that dirtbike hubs got last month? It has been a huge blessing. Dates are the best. Just us out riding like when we were in high school. I really feel those moments more frequently is what keep us together and thriving through the crazy! Weather is getting cool and we will have to switch to other dates but having two tweens we trust whom our kids enjoy make all the difference too. It's hard finding it but well worth the effort. I'm thankful for the season of soley staying home with my littles but I'm also thankful for the older growing and me being able to have a few hrs here and there away.
So I tell you mamas who can't imagine leaving your littles for a date...it's ok. Don't. This is a season and someday it will shift and you will feel more comfortable with their age and caretakers and mommyhood. Date nights will then be enjoyable and connecting. Every single mom is different so don't feel pushed by society's standards. Let your God given heart tell you when your ready. In the end, I'm so glad I did.