Taking the first step is so difficult since we don’t know the outcome. But we have to hold onto our faith and know things are going to work out and just go for it.
Back in October, James and I decided to sell our house. I said on here that I wanted more space and less stuff. I wanted the girls to be able to play outside. (Imagine that!) It seemed crazy to move for a better yard, to take a risk on a new house and neighborhood.
One night, we sat on our deck and talked about what we wanted. James asked the fair question of what if the girls don’t want to play outside. What if we go through all this and things don’t go the way we wanted? I didn’t really have answer except for “I think they will.”
Y’all I was right! Our children love riding bikes in the cul-de-sac and climbing trees. They color with chalk and come in covered in dirt sometimes. They play in the rain, in the cold, and in the heat. Future mail carriers, perhaps? They have new friends they can’t wait to play with after school.
Yes, that is them in the cold wet weather we have been having, despite the fact that it is April in the south. I have been amazed at all the times they have run out the door to play since we moved in January. They can’t get enough!
Do you know what my biggest problem now is? I can’t get them to come home! I know they are in a few backyards that back up to our street, so I yell. Once or twice we ate dinner without the girls because I figured they would come in when their friends had to or they got hungry. They did. One lazy Sunday night, they were out front at seven, and James asked if we should make them come in. Perhaps, but they were busy making up for lost time.
It has done good for this mama’s heart to see and hear my babies enjoying being kids. Soon enough, they won’t want to play outside anymore and they will have more adult responsibilities. For now, they need to play.
If we hadn’t done what some might say was crazy, our kids would be stuck inside, too far away to walk to friends’ houses. But we listened and trusted, and they are having the time of their lives.
And so am I.
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