The kids are back in school and we are welcoming the weekend slowness. It takes time to sort through the week. There are some things I have noticed that needed attention and I handled them wrong. I needed to listen, not fix or offer advice. There are emotions, change and unknowns with each new school year, but this year seems more intense. The reminder came quick of an opportunity for grace for myself and them. Around the table we talked about all the hard things. We read scripture and wrote down what we were thankful for today. And then their dad prayed, asking the Lord to make our home a place of peace. So much rages on the outside, but here can be different. We begin again, accepting and appreciating His grace and the peace that only He can give.