Josh and I went to Liberty University. It's hard to believe I graduated over a decade ago. Time has really flown. Back when we were there, Jerry Falwell Sr. was still the chancellor and we heard him speak on a regular basis. Whether I agreed with him on everything he said isn't the point of this, but there is something he said that has stuck with me. He had several sermons on what he called a "BHAG", which stands for "Big Hairy Audacious Goal." He would ask us to remember that nothing is impossible with God, so some of the crazy goals we may have, may be things He has given for us to accomplish with His help.
At this stage in life, I am a parent and not my kids' friend, but one of my biggest BHAGs is that when they grow up, I can be their friend. To that end, I desire to help create fun memories in their childhood. Due to...life...things like crazy trips and fantasies of Disneyworld are not our reality. What is though, is celebrating simple things in life, like picnics in our front yard and marshmallows toasted over a fire pit. We have done this the past couple nights and it has brought this trio a lot of joy and laughter. There's nothing like watching them try to eat those gooey marshmallows and then singing and praying together. One of the best moments was tonight, when we first sat down, and Amberlyn asked if she could pray and thank God for our fire.
Another thing I try to do is take time to visit parks when we are up in the city. Normally we are up there for either our CC homeschool group or to go grocery shopping, but I think spending some time running around is important too. Declan loved hanging out on the blanket this past weekend to watch his sisters play!
Blessings on your evening and your week!