When I walked into our new cabin, I saw this sign hanging over my bed.
When I originally thought about fighting for my family, I thought of things that I would do and ways that I would protect them. I believe popular culture tells us fighting for our child looks like making sure they have that particular teacher and working now to secure them a place on the high school ___________ team or even in the university of their choice. But that is not it.
By the end of the week, I saw the theme as less like a list of things I might do and more like a list of things I need to lay down in order to be where I need to be so I can trust God to take care of the rest. More like, well, this sign. I don't do still very well at all. I am a doer, a fixer, and a getter done gal myself. So sitting still is way outside my norm. However, I am finding that my need to have everything in place often robs me of the opportunity to interact with my children and see God move.
So we are slowing down around here. I am taking less photo shoots. I have also decided to work one less day a week at my PT job so I can be home more. The cutback won't be easy on our finances, but we are going to trust God to take care of the details as I focus more on being still with my family.