We begin a week of concentrated work before we take a week out in one of our favourite places and I notice that the rhythms of family life are changing to a new beat. Either I dance with it or step back and spectate. For a minute I will spectate.
The children are a one year older, wiser and wittier than this time last year. This brings a certain liberty. They have devised their own timetables (now that’s a first) and determined the extras they want to study. They are being encouraged (as always) to pursue, with their own self motivation, the areas of excellence in their life. This last year has seen significant growth in certain areas of our lives – strong, with deep roots.
With a change in the rhythm of family life has come the forging of new friendships. I like seeing them stretch their wings, but I also find it interesting how much more they are observing of Tim and I, of our opinions, thoughts and character. It is slightly disconcerting but also very interesting.
Our first day at Queen Street, yesterday was good. Learning the beat and keeping in time to a new rhythm will take practise, only learnt by listening to the Master.
Step by step!