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Do not let Sunday be taken from you If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
Today ends P's one week holiday, which he took mainly to give me moral support for the Spring cleaning I wanted to do at home.
I am very grateful for the time, and even if we did not accomplish everything we set out to do, it felt great to have just spent time together, and talk about things that will make our lives a lot easier, and manageable, that we could spend more time this Spring on things the family love doing together: biking, picnicking, excursion to different places here in the Netherlands, and a lot more!
It has not been altogether an easy week but we have learned that the tension we go through together as a family is only an opportunity to learn to get to know each other better, since we acknowledged that we are constantly changing. Specially, being with and raising three ever growing, developing little girls at home.
Also, the recent increasing conflicts between the eldest and middle daughter, motivated us more to work on the long-delayed project of sprucing up our balcony, to give them "a bit more space" to retreat to, when personal spaces seems to be shrinking inside the flat, due to stress they take home from school.
Sunday dinner tasted even more delicious, as I looked back at the week that passed; I felt that we did manage to clean-up not only under the fridge, and corners & spaces we usually do not get to attend lest it is Spring cleaning time, but also the interpersonal relationship muddles that gets swept under a rag because of the need to simple go on with daily routines.
Here is hoping that the week starts with a positive energy not only for me and my family, but for you and yours, too!