I’m often reminded about the seasons of life - the ebb and flow of joy and sorrow, busyness and serenity, predictability and uncertainty. Each season comes with blessings and challenges that help us grow - personally, relationally, and spiritually.
The last few months have kept Brandon and I on our toes. We’ve been out of town nearly every weekend, and the times we have been home have been full of spending time with local friends and family.
But the truth is, that even with the busyness, we have both had such a blast this summer. Before getting married, Brandon and I talked about the things we wanted to prioritize as a couple. The first was our faith, and the second our family, and the third was relationships with others. This truly has been a summer of relationship building! While we look forward to the joys of parenting someday, this summer has given us the opportunity to embrace flexibility and easily travel to visit family and friends.
And so we watched fireworks in downtown Baltimore for the 4th of July, got soaked attempting to attend a Cubs game in Chicago, went hiking in Breckenridge, and sat by campfires around numerous Michigan lakes.
Maintaining and strengthening local and long-distance relationships turned out to be especially key to us this summer because a lot of changes are on the horizon. Tomorrow I head in for my last day of work, and after a few days visiting some more wonderful friends, Brandon and I will start packing up our apartment for our next adventure - a new season.
But while change is looming, it's not here quite yet. And so I'm hanging on to these last summer days - soaking up every last moment.
And one of those moments, as trivial as it may be, was last nights accomplishment. I finally convinced our favorite whole wheat pizza crust to morph into a somewhat circular shape. Amoeba shaped dinner? It's a thing of the past.