Happy June! I hope your summer is off to a great start!
I love summer and change from our normal routine, don’t you? But I also find that summer has its own unique challenges. We juggle time with our kids and time to work, relax, or head out of town. We sign the kids up for camps and activities that still require chauffeuring. They are hungry all the time!
To be honest, the first few weeks of summer are an adjustment for me. I have a hard time getting used to interruptions when I’m working or when the kids ask to make changes to my plans. They start asking for more screen time. They get bored. They want to know what’s for lunch.
Author and speaker Jill Savage says motherhood is “the ministry of interruptions.”
When I found myself feeling unsettled last week, I asked myself, “What will I do when I am interrupted this summer?”
I find it’s helpful to anticipate these things ahead of time, which allows us to choose a response instead of just reacting.
Jesus inspires me in how He handled interruptions. He was on His way to heal one person, when someone else would stop Him for healing and He always made time for them. He wasn’t flustered by the interruptions; it seems that He expected them.
When we expect interruptions as part of our lives as busy women, we can keep them in proper perspective. We can keep calm, handle the interruption as best we can, and then carry on.
Let’s also give ourselves grace for those times when we’re human and we don’t handle them so well. We can ask for forgiveness and begin again next time.