It feels like it's been a full week! We've learned all kinds of things on the Drive Home this week. Personally, I learned that when spicy food decides to attack your taste buds without warning, ICE-CREAM is the answer. Come to think of it, ice-cream is the answer to a lot of things. But that's a subject for another day.
We also learned that although the calendar may say the first day of fall has come and gone... the weather is confused. Isaac, who's always good at looking at finding the positive, says we should just think of this as "bonus summer." I'm considering it... and also anxiously awaiting the day it's actually cold enough to wear a sweatshirt and boots without bitterly regretting it by lunchtime.
If you missed it, we had a great conversation this week about how vulnerability is essential to help us get through seasons of darkness. Ansen shared about the challenges of parenting an infant, the isolation that can come from sleepless nights, and the helplessness of not being able to fix it when your child is crying at 2 in the morning... again. I'm not a parent, but I love these words for every season of life.
"But when we do disclose the fact that we’re in the midst of struggle, two things happen. First, the shame and guilt that we feel becomes far less isolating. When we don’t have to pretend like we’re something we’re not, it really does feel like a great burden being lifted off of our shoulders. Second, those who would identify with our struggle get to hear that they too are not alone." I highly recommend checking out the rest of the story in Ansen's words.
And because it's finally Friday... I have a cat video for you. And this one is actually of MY cat! I finally have documented evidence of my cat's obsession with ice-cubes. This is a regular occurrence in my house... multiple times a day. Sometimes I run out of ice-cubes, but I do my best to avoid such a crisis. Happy Weekend everyone! May you never run out of ice-cubes. ;)