10 Rules for a Not Bummer Summer

Today kicks off the first day of summer for the kids and me. Prince Charming joins us mid-week next week. Yesterday we celebrated my girl’s 5th Grade Promotion ceremony. A milestone. One that has me a bit reminiscent and unexpectedly teary.

I’m looking forward to the quiet spaces this summer, my friends. Digging deep. Praying to be aware of His still small voice.

Just a few days ago I ran across a beautiful truth I couldn’t wait until August to share with you. It’s from Deuteronomy 2:3. “You have circled this mountain long enough. Now turn north…”

Do you struggle with a vicious cycle of defeat in your life? Can I remind you, that you were made for more? Turn north with me, friends! We have circled the mountain of defeat long enough! This verse is now sprinkled throughout my home giving me just the encouragement I need.

Finally, friends, in continuing my partnership with the Orlando Moms Blog, I’m sharing there today. The following is just a snippet of what’s been on my heart:


The number of emails I might receive in an hour. Or the loads of laundry I finish in a week. Or the times I pick up Legos off my floor in a day. Or the sweet kisses I get from my son each night.


The number of summers I have with each of my children.

Eighteen summers. That’s it. And those aren’t even guaranteed…”

I’d love for you to click on over to OMB. I love being a part of the shared space with some incredible women.

I miss you friends. I can’t wait to share with you what my Jesus whispers to me over the next few months. See you in August!

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One Response to 10 Rules for a Not Bummer Summer

  1. Peggy says:

    Thank you, again, Heather! We only have one more summer with our oldest and three with our youngest. Time does fly and you want those moments when you realize you can’t have them as you did when they were younger. Katie has started her first summer job and that will cut into our time, but I am hoping to be spontaneous, as you suggested, and enjoy every moment I have left with her and our Jaker! ~ Peggy