Nothing like a two-year hiatus from Life in the Coy Pond right? Do not fret because the Coy family has not been in hiding nor has life slowed down since they entered Kindergarten. My absence in blogging should be an indication that I have yet to get my bearings on this thing called “school” life.
In true triplet fashion, life has come three-times as fast and been filled with three-times as many adventures, memories and challenges.
The last time I posted the girls were going into Kindergarten. We survived! We also survived first grade. Now, we have seven going on 17 year-olds. Our biggest change this year has been different classrooms. Per their request, we separated everyone. I knew as a mother it would shake my insides when it came to logistics, such as schedules and homework and parties and volunteering. But, God moved our little family forward and we have done the best we can with grace and patience. They have really come into their own this year. They have wonderful teachers and it has given us an opportunity to see their strengths and where we need to improve on helping them be successful individuals.
As their mother, I have been a little lost this year. God has shown me I cannot be everyone as once. I think this was His plan all along. It has been a tough 2018 on many accords. He always has a bigger plan and I am happy to follow His lead, which is always better than my own. It does take humility and swallowing my own emotions to put His plan above whatever my own may look like for these girls and our family. I am tired. Seems that is an on-going theme since their birth. Physically and emotionally I am just working through how to live in the moment with joy and contentment. I believe most mothers are working through this whether they have multiples or not. How do you stop in the moment and experience joy? How to you listen to God and discern what He wants you to do as you navigate life and motherhood? It is an ongoing challenge I want to continue to explore in 2019.
This beautiful girl is so funny. Quirky and smart and just an all-around crack up. She is working on new songs everyday. Usually songs that don’t make much sense, but if you knew our family (and their daddy) you would not question it much! She is loving basketball and loves her class and all the boys in it as well! Help me Lord!
Avery is sweet and sensitive and still a rule follower. She is not one to rock the boat, but we are encouraging it. She gets indecisive and has a hard time choosing things for herself. Being in her own class is helping her open up her OWN possibilities and we love seeing her growth.
This one I have to watch out for in her tween years! She is a teen in a tiny little body complete with her love for fashion and make-up (in the house that is…) and dreaming of being a grown-up. Oh my sweet child, slow your roll! She is determined and loves her teacher who pushes her out of her comfort zone.
Lastly and oddly, in comes another living creature into the Coy Pond. Pretty sure some of my last post were about Murphy.
My husband thinks I am certifiable. I think I agree. I think I have learned that when life seems unmanageable or God leads us in directions we don’t have control over, I have the need to love and nurture living things. So here we are again with another puppy and more sleepless nights. Remember that thing about joy and contentment? People that know me know I love dogs. The ladies as school see me rolling up with a big 90-lb fur ball in the passenger seat and I think they get how I may be just a little “off.” Chaos is just how we operate. Trust me, I may squeeze in learning my boundaries and limitations and how to NOT take on so much this year. But, let’s be honest mamas, it is highly UNLIKELY!
Wishing you all peace, blessings and good health for 2019! See you soon back the Coy Pond!