I am beginning to resent the month of May, and that’s a scary thought. May is full of wonderful, beautiful things. The birds are singing, the sun is shining, flowers are blooming, the temperature is nice…it’s really quite lovely. May is full of celebrations, too. My birthday is in May, as is my husband’s, my youngest daughter’s, and my father’s. And of course, Mother’s Day!
So why am I harboring less-than-joyful feelings for my once-favorite month? Because May has become so stinkin’ busy!
Our weekly schedule if full already, but when you add all the extras that May brings, it gets completely crazy! We have had multiple choir competitions, skit squad performances, academic competitions, the school carnival, an overnight 6th grade trip, 4-H meetings, miscellaneous doctors appointments, picture day for dance, field trips, and extra practices and rehearsals for some of these special events. Tonight is the Spring concert for our elementary school. We have one more week of school and it is filled with more field trips and awards ceremonies to attend. All of this, on top of the regular scouts, dance, etc. leads to one stressed out Mama and one extremely cluttered home.
I always think things will be better when school gets out for the summer. However, the summer schedule fills up quickly. But if I don’t cling to that little hope of having a slowed-down, carefree summer, what hope will I have?
Instead of seeing these events as a burden, I need to change my view and celebrate and give thanks for them. This busyness is brought to me by my family, and I am thankful for the family God has given me to fill up my calendar.