They say there is a time and season for everything in life.
--There will be a time where going out to eat will be less guess work as to if the kids are going to behave or not.
--There will be a time when I can go shopping by myself as all the kids will be at school.
--There will even be a time when I can peruse any hobbies and projects I want as my kids will be grown and married.
--But there will also be a time where the kids will say they want to go out to eat with their friends and not mom and dad.
--There will be a time when the shopping cart won't be filled with extra treats that the kids asked for.
--There will be a time where the house will sound so quiet that I won't have any desire to do my projects as I just want to be surrounded by noise and laughter.
So while the time is here and before the next time comes... I strive to find that balance. The balance of enjoying my children, enjoying this stage, but also not losing myself.
And this is one way I am not losing myself....