Yesterday’s Life Lesson

I’m sorry I haven’t been diligent with blogging lately. It has been a busy month! The Family Circle Cup has been so much fun this week that I haven’t found much time to get in front of a computer. But I learned something yesterday. Please bear with me because I’m typing this quickly and trying to share a bunch of thoughts that make sense in my mind but may not work out on paper!! 🙂

Yesterday was an awesome day. I knew I’d be working all weekend so it was jam-packed with “stuff”. We went to Charleston’s Cafe for breakfast and ate WAY more than I want to tell you! If you haven’t been there and you’re local you MUST go — it was such a treat! Our day was full of fun. We went downtown and walked the length of the waterfront. Then we went to the Charleston Beer Exchange (where Scott is sporting a new look ;)) to pick up their latest rare beer for our grill-out this weekend. After that we picked up our bikes (and bike trailer for Miles) at Trek in Mount Pleasant. Then off to the pool at the club for swimming and supper and then an evening bike ride with the whole family. It couldn’t have been a nicer day!

My point in outlining the whole day is that I learned an important lesson from an interaction we had with the boys in the evening. After all this fun, we get home and it is time for bed. Colin and Davis wanted to keep going even though it was late. They asked questions over and over: Can we watch a show? Can we play a game? Will you let us stay up for 10 more minutes? Can we ride our bikes some more?… I found myself becoming frustrated that they couldn’t be content with the really great day that we had. I said something like, “We did so many nice things with you today. I wish you could be content and satisfied with what a nice day it was.”

Later that night, it hit me that I do the exact same thing. Probably on a greater scale!! We have SO many blessings in our lives but I constantly find myself praying for more. More time, money, things, desires… I always want more. So I asked myself the same thing: Why can’t I be satisfied with all that God has done for our family? How come I’m always hoping/ wishing/ waiting for the next level of comfort, security, whatever…? How can my children behave any differently when their mother does the same thing?

I’m pretty lucky that my Heavenly Father doesn’t get frustrated at me like I did with my boys. Ah, it’s good to have a change in perspective. So, I’m back to praying for contentment 😉

Here are some photos from our day. I didn’t take many because my iPhone died. I think I have some on Chad’s iPhone and I will try to add them later. And, yes, Miles got a haircut!!

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Sunday on Daniel Island

I’m so excited that it has finally warmed up! What a perfect day. Poppy and Grammie took the boys to church this morning and we had a wonderful brunch in the Grill Room at the Daniel Island Club. I hate missing church but am still really apprehensive about putting Miles in the nursery when there are so many sick babies right now. What a blessing that our church posts the service on iTunes so that I can still hear the message 😉

I’m crazy about the fact that it’s the beginning of March and we sat out on the porch and watched the golfers come in on the 18th holes of both the Beresford Creek Course and the Ralston Creek Course. The tide was high and we watched the boats in the creek across the marsh. It was SO relaxing! Just what I needed today. I wish my iPhone took better photos but it’s better than nothing…

Everything looks SO beautiful. The grounds around the island are really coming to life and I feel that spring is finally in the air!

The food was super and Stephanie Tate, one of our favorite servers, took such great care of us. It’s awesome to have a place like this for our family to gather and visit! Sitting on the porch is ideal for the boys. They love the fresh air and watching what’s going on beneath. If Miles hadn’t been hungry, we probably would have stayed and visited with the grandparents for another hour.

So now Colin and Davis are out riding their bikes with Chad & Poppy. Miles is fast asleep. I’m looking forward to the Weather Channel’s prediction of more good weather this week — we’re already making plans to go to the beach!

It doesn’t get much better…this is why I love living in Charleston 🙂