That spider has been adorning my window for a while. Originally, hung up as a Halloween decoration, it’s stayed up there through Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Birthdays, and Easter.
I realize that it seems odd that I wouldn’t notice it when the seasons transitioned,. but, gradually we became accustomed to it. When you are in the thick of parenting, having a Pinterest worthy home takes a backseat.
Babies are born.
Kids get sick.
Extracurricular activities commence
Marriages become stressed
God leads us to new callings
Finances leave you hustling.
Living this life, as glorious as it can be, often leaves us exhausted.
Sometimes the seasons of our lives do not sync with the seasons of the year.
There were plenty of times it caught my eye and had the opportunity to rehouse this critter with it’s seasonal appropriate friends. But taking that trek to the storage room just seemed like too much at the time. And in the greater picture of things, it didn’t matter.
Last week, though, I noticed it again. I laughed when I realized how long it has been hanging from my curtain. Now, in a brief season of rest, I took it down.
But next year, who knows what might find itself sharing space on a shelf or a wall? If you notice something that seems out of place in my home, recognize that I probably know it. But I’ve left it up because we’re busy living life in the space between the walls.
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