If we were having coffee today I would tell you that life has been busier than normal around here.
I would tell you about how Kyle and I spent Friday and Saturday and even Sunday working late into the night to get ready for the Pollinate Media Group launch on Monday at 12:01 am. I would then maybe giggle and tell you that we couldn’t contain our excitement and ended up launching Sunday night at 10:50pm.
I would tell you how in the middle of working on our “BIG Announcement” Sunday afternoon, I felt a tug on my heart to rest.
a concept that we hadn’t visited much in the weeks leading up to Sunday.
A thought I tried to ignore and push to the back of my head, yet it wouldn’t leave.
Between family visits, Katelyn’s dance recital, her 4th birthday party, sewing Neon Bow Clutches, and working behind the scenes for the launch we were going to bed after 1am and getting up early with the kids.
But it’s not just that, it was the time we were missing with the kids because of all the work we were doing.
time we could never get back, moments of sharing life together as a family that were shifting by before our very eyes.
So when I felt that tug on my heart… I stopped what I was doing and asked Kyle if he wanted to take the kids to the b-e-a-c-h for a p-i-n-i-c.
And he said yes.
I love that God was working in both of our hearts in that moment.
So at 5:30 we made the big announcement, got dressed, packed up the car, drove through In-n-Out at the kids request and off we went to the beach for a picnic.
As I watched the kids eat and play, play and eat
…. and collect an entire large mason jars worth of shells it hit me.
This is why on the 7th day God rested.
He spent an entire week creating the earth, heavens, animals, bodies of water and the beginning of an earthy community and then on the last day he stopped and He rested and enjoyed all that he created.
And it hit me like a brick wall.
It’s in those moments we obediently rest that HE is able to rejuvenate us.
He is able work in us.
And he allows us to soak in those moments that we would have otherwise missed.
It was in our obedience to put aside the busy work that we were doing and focus on resting and celebrating life with our kids that He brought us together as a family. There were no meltdowns, no fights… just laughter, hugs, kisses, shell collecting and 2 happy children who headed to bed, a little later than normal, but with full hearts.
It was the perfect way to end a busy week and begin a new one.
If we sat down for coffee I would tell you that
yes my heart is full from all your sweet comments and support about my annoncement
yes my heart is full from all the people who have reached out about being involved
yes my heart is full seeing all the tweets and Facebook posts
but mostly my heart is full because I took the time to be obedient to my Heavenly Father and spend some time resting and relaxing with my family and allowing Him and them to refill my cup.
If we were having coffee this week I would ask you how do you refill your cup? When do you find rest in life’s business?
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