But it is spring.
And we've had LOTS of rain.
Which means that it needs to be mowed.
With the push mower.
Since I had assigned Josh the task of making a chicken coop for the "ladies" I decided to get a workout in by mowing the
5 hours later and I was done.
And about 12 hours later my body was feeling it.
Not just the normal tingling hands from pushing a vibrating lawnmower for 5 hours, or the sore legs from trimming the hill in the front yard, but it was more of the allergy kind. You know, where you feel like you have a hay bale stuck in your throat and pollen coating your lungs and eyeballs?
The sneezing, coughing, sore chest and throat have been less-than welcomed during our slow-paced, rainy weekend.
BUT, it's in times like this where I am forced to slow down, that I get to, well...SLOW DOWN!
My to-do list is very minimal today:
Prepare a healthy dinner for the Colony
Catch up on laundry
and be present
I'm a pretty self-motivated person and I LOVE checking things off of my list.
But often times my to-do list consists of THINGS, not PEOPLE.
And it doesn't take long for me to get so consumed with the THINGS on my to-do list that I neglect the little people that need their mama present and attentive.
So today, that's a priority.
It's pretty sad that my body has to be the one to help me re-prioritize this kind of perspective, but I'm grateful it does. And I pray that I will always be willing to take advantage of this constant reminder of what is truly important.