Sometimes (a lot lately) I have really struggled with finding the right words to say. Sometimes I feel like I should have something to say but there is just nothing there. Other times after I have spoken I feel as though I have said too much out of a mouth that was completely unsurrendered to God. #regret
I don’t know… it is just hard.
Today I was encouraged by this verse:
“Therefore settle it in your hearts not to meditate beforehand on what you will answer; for I will give you a mouth and wisdom which all your adversaries will not be able to contradict or resist.”
Hmmmm, so what else is new…
Well yesterday I went on a bike ride with Maxine. She is sooooo cute. Maxine’s mom told me that she has been begging her all summer to ask me if I would take her out for one of our “fun days”. So yesterday I did. Our “fun days” usually consist of 2-3 hours of bike riding and jungle gym-ing, teheeeehe. Ahhhhh, to be a kid again…
Well anywhooo, Maxine and I went to a park by our houses (we live on the same street) and played on the jungle gym. She had this cool little game planned out which consisted of us being on a top secret “mission” and having to escape from the “bad guys”. We were basically running, sliding, and monkey bar-ing away from imaginary bad guys non-stop for an hour.
At some point I realized that my 18 year old self is getting a little too old for this, heheee, but I could see that Maxine was having so much fun so I didn’t want to stop her game just yet. So as I glanced at the jungle gym we were playing on and noticed that it was blue I came up with a grand idea (if I say so myself). The jungle-gym would be water and we would hide under the jungle gym in a submarine (once again, imaginary) so that the bad guys would not see us. Yes, that would mean that for the previous hour we were running ON water… but that just made our adventure that much more fun. Maxine then came up with a grander idea by deciding that it was all of sudden midnight and we had to sleep so we could be well-rested. The kid is a genius. Can we say break-time? Haha.
We lay on the floor under the jungle-gym bridge and basked in the sun…
After that we went on a little bike ride. She wanted an adventure so I decided that we would bike around our neighborhood randomly until we found something cool and then see if we could find our way back home from wherever we ended up.
[Thinking about this idea in retrospect I realize this was not the wisest thing to do with someone else's child being that I am severely geographically challenged... yup.]
Well, on our bike ride of randomness we ended up finding a little free outdoor library. Maxine had a blast looking through all the books and ended up getting a cool little Sherlock Holmes book for herself. The rules are simply that you should return the book when you are done with a little note if you’d like… a sort of “pay it forward” type of thing. After our time there I took Maxine home… and yes we made it home quite fine.