I’m a home body.
Really, I am. I enjoy staying at home, working around the house, baking, starting an organizing project, having a few minutes (or more!) to read a book or flip through a magazine.
I did not say I am a car body.
However, I can see that I’m going to be spending lots of time in my car during the next several years.
Whether it’s soccer practice or a youth activity or running to the store for bake-sale cupcakes, I’m the designated driver at this point (except for the mornings when my blessed husband takes our older daughter to school – makes my heart sing!!)
The season we’re in dictates driving one child to one thing and the other child to another – and not always in the same area or at the same time.
I suppose I could fight this, mumble and grumble about having to traipse all over town. But – right now at least! – I’m seeking to embrace this season and be thankful for it.
You may be in a different season than I am. Perhaps you’re home most of the time because it’s just too difficult to get all your little ones ready and out the door. Maybe your season is filled with work obligations on top of parenting duties or perhaps your children are grown and you’re serving as a caregiver for someone else.
Whatever season we’re in, let’s ask God to give us the grace to accept it. There are difficult days no matter what the season, but He knows exactly what’s taking place in our lives and has promised to never leave us nor forsake us.
As for me, I want to be content to spend lots of time in the driver’s seat for these years. Because the next season will likely involve my daughters driving themselves places…and I’m definitely not ready for that!!