I knew this was going to happen. I would have a very laid back summer off of work, and then BOOM everything would come at once. Yep, it happened. Feels like it's always feast or famine.
That is the only word to describe how I feel right now. Just overwelmed. I have so many beautiful things before me in the next few months that it tires me out to even think about it. Like on the movie "What about Bob?", I keep telling myself "baby steps". One step at a time, moving forward, keep my eyes on Him who can provide the energy, rest, and inspiration for the next year (and I am sure a healthy consumption of coffee will help too!).
Tomorrow, I start back at my full-time job after a glorious summer off. I have mixed emotions about going back. I hate giving up the mom tasks of picking up and dropping off kids, running errands, etc. But working also keeps me sane. It gives me something to focus on, rather than my constantly running mind.
Our charter school for teen moms is in progress of being opened ONE YEAR from now. I can't believe it is coming so quickly. There are many things to be figured out and many important decisions to be made. Not to mention trying to fit in all the work that needs to be done to get it to the point of opening.
Tyler has already started back to school and is in first grade! He is loving being back at a local charter school with his friends from last year. I am so thankful that he loves people and learning. Lillie will start at the babysitter tomorrow, and then begins preschool next week. She is so excited to start school like a big girl.....where has my baby gone? She also starts dance class tomorrow, which she is also ecstatic for.
Add all of the other commitments we have at church, with family and friends, and maybe getting some sleep somewhere in there, it will be a very full and busy school year! I am thankful for all the things God has provided us with this year and am looking forward to see how he moves in our family and the lives of those around us. I am trying not to feel overwhelmed by the tasks, but rather overwhelmed by God's goodness and grace in the amongst the tasks.