Tigger and little kids have it figured out...
"Ta ta for now, buddy boy!"
...said with a cheery, excited voice and off they run, ready for life's next adventure.
There's no tearful looking back, except for the occasional glimpse to wave and grin about all the fun they just had... and then upward and onward they charge, grinning even bigger, anticipating the next wonder.
I'm trying to become more "tigger-ish, more little kiddish, too...
...at least when it comes to expectations and demands that I place on myself... or that I feel others are piling on me. It is hard to serve others, glorify God, enjoy people, and live in obedience to the Lord when I'm frequently fretful and worried about whether or not I've lived up to the image I hope to present... whether or not I've accomplished well what I and others think I should have done.
I snapped these photos fairly recently - because I thought it was funny, but also to remind myself that following God, walking the path that He has planned for me - is more important than what I think, matters more than the opinion of others.
A few years ago, she would have never left the house in such disarray... I wouldn't have allowed it... I would have been horrified...
...the idea that my worth as a mama
is reflected by outwardly perfect kids.
...my illusions that everything
has to be put perfectly together
and go according to my plan
for an outing to be fun and worthwhile.
...my fear that God is always disappointed in me
when and just because
someone else disapproves.