Freedom and joy.

I am so thankful for the children in my life that remind me how truly accessible both of these things are.

This is a photo of two of my friend's children just enjoying summer. As they should be.

I have had a bit of a challenging year on a lot of levels. But in the midst of the challenges there has been deep joy. There has been a lot of learning and growing on my part as well.

Like most women I know, I tend to take on too much. Then I crash and burn. This past Spring was that kind of season for me. Way too much and then......breakdown.

I had some very important goals this summer after trudging through the spring. Usually my goals are business related or some sort of productivity related. This summer the Lord was teaching me to just let go and enjoy. One of my goals was less time at my computer thus, I virtually disappeared from social media and this blog. I wanted to spend more time looking into the eyes of my children, reconnecting with my husband and creating just for the fun of it. The more I did these things, I could feel life coming back to my heart.

Less is more.

I still have a lot of learning and growing to do but this summer has been nothing short of amazing. I am so thankful that I have so many loved ones in my life that always remind me of what really matters.