Our summers are full.
Busy with a ministry that may as well be happening overseas.
Crazy simply due to the fact that we are a family with two small children.
There are adventures, trips, and memories that many families may make over the summer - and only over the summer - which they consider priceless. And, I have no doubt that they are. Camping, road tripping, backyard tenting...these are all a part of it.
For us though it doesn't happen in long overnight or week long adventures. Our summer traditions and memories take place in short bursts. And I feel they are just as priceless. We don't have to wander far from our own backyard to make memories which the boys request annually and which warm my heart when I think of them.
Interesting, that while our summers are busy for a not-so-common reason, and at the end of the day we all crash and I often think: wow, where do they get the energy...I cannot wait to add to our sweet little family. I yearn to feel that we are all here.
I honestly, truly make the most of our time as four, knowing, praying, wanting, aching to be five.
And so one day - one sweet God-only-knows day - we will be five.
Until then, we will continue to enjoy and create our memories and traditions as four.
Isn't that what summer is all about?