This evening, Cub 1 and I finished designing his class ring before taking him to his final driving class. CLASS RINGS and DRIVING CLASSES! His high school graduation is a blink-of-an-eye away now! I just need these milestones with him to slow way down, and not just with him. Two of my baby cousins (because I still think of them as my baby cousins) and my oldest nephew are all graduating this year. Over the weekend, the cubs and I headed out to Harrisonburg, VA to celebrate with one of my cousins who graduated from James Madison University. Yay, Khadijah!!
After the graduation party, we had no reason to rush back home, so I decided to take the scenic route back by driving through the Shenandoah National Park via Skyline Drive. On our way to Harrisonburg, my cubs discussed with excitement about how big the mountains were, so I thought the cubs would be blown away by how beautiful the landscape would look from 3000+ feet.
However, the drama that unfolded still has me smiling even now while I’m typing! It was breathtaking and beautiful to me, but a couple of the cubs found it to be frightening and stressful and were eager to get back down the mountain. We pulled over to get out and take a picture, but Cub 1 was too uneasy to enjoy the view. The signs warning about falling rocks didn’t help either! After seeing that warning, Cub 1 wouldn’t let anyone talk anymore as if their voices would somehow make the rocks come tumbling down on us. Thankfully, there were no tears. We laughed all the way back down the mountain and definitely made some road trip memories that will be talked about forever.
It’s amazing what a change in your perspective can do! The same mountains that we “ooh”ed and “aah”ed over were now a little too much to handle. All of a sudden, the mountains were no longer exciting and majestic. Changing the cubs’ position in relation to the mountain resulted in a change in their reactions to the mountain. It’s all about the experience. Our experiences can cause our perspective to change. Hopefully, they’re good changes!
A different perspective can change impatience into patience; hate into love; sadness into joy; chaos into peace; giving up into perseverance; disobedience into faithfulness. Changing your perspective can change your life!
NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY!!
For Mother’s Day, I was able to spend the entire day doing absolutely nothing mommy related! One of the things that I did on my day off was visit Barnes & Noble. I decided to purchase the book, Fervent by Priscilla Shirer. Poppa Bear didn’t totally follow my directions and bought me a gift “from the kids”. Can you guess what it was? Yep! It was a copy of Fervent by Priscilla Shirer! I just love him!
So, I’m giving away my second copy of the book. If you are looking to up your prayer game, I highly recommend this book! I’m going to war against the enemy, and I want someone else to get the same coaching on how to do it effectively that I’m learning. To get in the drawing for this copy, leave an answer to this Mother’s Day question in the comments section: What is one thing that you’ve learned from your mother/mother figure?
A winner will be chosen and posted here on Sunday morning, May 15th!