French Music || Gardening || Summer Distractions
Aaah summer time is almost to a close. Not really, but in the mind of many, August is the final month of summer even though summer continues until September 22nd. But once school goes into full swing, summer seems to be over for many.
Yesterday it rained for the first time in 55 days. IT WAS GLORIOUS! I absolutely LOVED hearing, seeing, and smelling the rain! Things were starting to look a tad sad here in the PNW. Yesterday made me excited for fall as well. Boots, sweaters, scarves, pumpkin everything. I love fall! It is my favorite season of all.
But this summer has been a really good season. It has been much more enjoyable than years past. It hasn't been cram packed with events but has been more "easy" so to speak, which is what we have needed. There have been gatherings with friends, time with family, backyard play, gardening ease, and French music. :)
I've been on a French music kick lately and have been loving the "French Cooking Music" channel on Pandora. It takes you to a totally new world and makes the summer days feel like a vacation. So relaxing and beautiful to listen to. The only downfall is that I want to eat and bake all of the pastries. LOL
Summer has also helped with keeping my mind somewhat occupied as we wait during this adoption process.
Last week we had a "little" hiccup (insert air quotes) in our wait that brought a tad of anxiety for me. Our dossier had been on hold for a few weeks... and last week we learned why and quickly fixed what needed to be fixed and are prayerfully back on track and hope to have the ever wanted and needed letter of acceptance to continue moving along in this process.
But even with the hiccup, I have been reminded multiple times in multiple situations that God is GREATER than hiccups and works all things together for good. Even those moments that don't feel fun. HE is in control.
So until that ever wanted and ever needed letter comes, I will keep listening to French music and think about making all the pastries, play in my garden, and find things to do to distract my brain while we continue to pray for this process.
But I won't lie, I am SO ready for fall to be here for purely selfish reasons of traveling to China. Until then, I will enjoy the warmth of summer.