Blog Post #8: Now or Never

Blog Post #8: Now or Never

I have a now or never feeling about this moment.  

I always thought that when I had all my kids in school I should get a full night’s sleep, get a manicure, get some exercise, eat without interruption, go to the bathroom alone.  I thought I should finally rest.  But I found once my kids were in school it was like twenty years of pent-up creativity was unleashed and I had a million ideas about what to do with a few hours of child-free time.

So while I may not have taken art classes or have an art degree, I am seizing the day!  We are so blessed to have three parents still with us and four kids in the house.  I know caretaking will always be part of my job description.  I watched my mom care for three parents, first her mother-in-law with Alzheimers, then her own parents.  Today I watch with admiration as my sister works for both her family business and cares for her mother-in-law while dealing with the joys and work involved in raising college age and adult children (hello wedding planning!)

I tell you this to let you know I am grateful that YOU are here, and I am grateful that I can be here.  But I know that maybe I won’t always be able to do this, because like many of you my first duty is to my family.  Life offers up unexpected diagnoses and events and those unexpected things can change our priorities.  The key for me is being flexible and praying I can surrender my wants to His will.  I am grateful that God has provided this time and I hope to glorify His name as long as I can marveling at His creation, creating art, connecting with you and doing what I love!





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