This summer has been a crazy one. We’ve been making an effort to fall into a good rythym with our Judah and soaking up every ounce of this sweet season with our little boy. I can’t believe it is already September, the beginning of Fall! And even though we don’t have much of an Autumnal season here in Miami, we are eager to make the best of it. At the beginning of each month I love to jot down some goals and hopes for the next four weeks.
We have an exciting month ahead of us and I am so thrilled! In a couple of weeks we are taking our first trip as a family of three across the ocean to visit family in Denmark. Judah has already been on an airplane but this will be his first super long flight. I’m a bit nervous because this time he will be more awake and we will need to entertain him more unlike when he was just a month old. But it is an overnight flight so I am praying he will just sleep and that if he wakes up I can nurse him back to sleep like any other night. Aaaaaaand I’ll enjoy the in-flight movie selection.
So here we go, some September goals!
+ quiet time with Jesus everyday. I want to be more deliberate about this one. I’m really blessed with a pretty easy going baby and I’ve been able to have my usual prayer time while he plays on the floor or takes a nap. But with the craziness lately my time with Jesus has started to slip through the cracks. So I want to make a point to spend time with Him instead of giving my spare time to surfing Pinterest or anything else equally frivolous.
+ drink more water, dang it. I forget to drink water sometimes until the late afternoon. Because of spending every moment focused on caring for my sweet son, I tend to forget to keep myself taken care of. Drinking water is so important, especially now that I’m breastfeeding this (ravenous) little one. If I think of it as also caring for him, it makes it a lot easier to stick to. So I’m going to make it a goal to put Judah down and let him play on his own so I can hydrate.
+ cultivate my creativity more. Let me just start out by saying GOD PROVIDES, friends. I have been feeling so down lately. I haven’t blogged in over a month, I haven’t picked up my loom or my journal in over a month, and I feel like I’ve been hit by the worst case of writers block ever. The enemy has really been after my joy lately. He knows that’s where I’m weak. Feeling like I’ve lost my creativity steals my joy, and trust me, I’ve been feeling robbed. I was telling all of this to David the other morning, and that very night the Lord sent two friends to bless me. A huge collection of paints, brushes, oil pastels, the works, and a brand new sewing machine.
I cried. I felt so overwhelmed by His goodness! So with these supplies I want to make it a goal to be creative in some way every day and do it to His glory, even if that just means a few minutes on my loom while Judah’s napping or doing some doodles with my oil pastels while David plays with Judah at the end of the day.
+ practice gratitude. Pretty self explanatory. I really struggle to thank God and give Him my stresses. I’m better about talking to my husband (read: complaining to my husband). We have so much to be thankful for.
I love the beginning of the month. I love the fresh start. So excited to make this month a good one!