New term resolution
The summer holidays are wild and fun, lazy and freeing. Each day has no routine, each day is our own. I look forward to them as they draw near, then 4 weeks in..........I want them to end.
Suddenly I yearn for the routine of the school week back. To hold a thought in my head without the echoing "mummyyyyyy" that fills the house all day long. The kids are now bored and restless and we are well rested and ready to return.
I find the new term exciting. It reminds me of Christmas, after looking forward to it, planning it and enjoying it, you have shared with the family, eaten the food and now you look forward to the new year, with this many of us start thinking about resolutions, how we want to shape the new year, the person we want to become and how we think we are going to get there.
I do the same during the summer holidays.
We will get to school on time without lost shoes, squabbling and rushing
We will read every night, complete homework at the table and most importantly we will seek to experience God together.
Summer holidays are often a time when I lose God, he is there waiting for me and I keep saying to him "I'll be with you in a minute" but the constant relentless company of two young children takes more effort than you anticipate and quiet reading, thoughtful meditation and personal pray have no time in a day when I struggle to find a moment to go to the toilet on my own.
So a new term, another fresh beginning, always thankful to serve a God who gives us a fresh beginning each and every day, who understands the seasons of life, who doesn't hold a grudge for the days when we have been silent and a resolution from me to seek him harder.