|Jake as a baby|
It has been a hard few years, Jacob my 6th child was a very hungry baby, feeding every two hours for 8 months. When he was 2 years old, Benjamin joined us. I feel that the last few years have passed me by, that I have been just surviving. Family life has been so busy and so constant that there has been no time for extra's. But this is not enough anymore, I need something extra. I want to start living intentionally.
|Benji as a baby|
But that doesn't mean that I can't work toward dreams, I may just need to do things that are possible now. For me this is definitely losing weight, continuing the Family Herbalist course that I am trying to complete, gaining skills that help in living a more simple life, like cheese making, candle dipping, improving my soap and making different breads. I can also work on being more organized so that the garden gets planted when it should, and I sew clothes for the next season instead of trying to sew winter clothes in winter.... it just doesn't work.
|Amish Raisin filled Bisuits|
So that is my goal. I want to live an intentional life. A life that firstly glorifies God, but a life that also enables me to dream and plan, and not feel so overwhelmed all the time.