This past weekend was marked on our calendar with one word: Family. We spent time together as a family. We watched another ‘Herbie’ movie. I could listen to the gals laughing all day! We ate popcorn and raided the American snack box. We put cute girly things on the gals’ bikes and I practiced driving the motorbike around our neighborhood. I took the Bigs to see a movie and get Elliana’s birthday/Christmas/time to learn an instrument keyboard. Meanwhile the Littles hung out with Daddy (Ayah) to their hearts’ content. We took long naps and cuddled. The Bigs successfully rode their bikes to school and back (yay for finding bicycle helmets!). And they also sorted out their Legos by color and function!
The thing is we had to plan to just ‘be’. Our calendar is as full as we allow it to become. We’ve been seeking to slow down. We’ve been evaluating what matters and what can go to the wayside (moving across the world can cause intense scrutiny of everything). We know things change fast and we want to witness those changes up close. We are intentionally carving out time for us as a family. To be sure we know successes and victories. To recognize struggles at the beginning. To build relationships so when the tough times arise, we know each other well enough to love they way they need. We have such a short time to raise arrows that are pointed at Him and His design for their lives. We don’t want to look back and ‘wish we woulda’. Instead of living in regret, we are moving forward with intentionality. We will raise our quiver full in His ways and that begins with a house that loves Him and each other. Psalm 127:3-5
Our weekend wasn’t perfect-being around each other for extended time can ruffle feathers. But laughter abounded, smiles were seen, and memories were made. We are excited to see how these family blocks of time create a stronger Davis crew. And, most importantly, to see how this strengthened crew brings Him glory.