summertime accessory: margin

a night on the porch with some of my dreamer dreamer girls was the perfect introduction to this thought I’ve had recently about margin.  today was full of making margin.  a 2 hour coffee with my dear Ashley this morning, lunch with my man, fun outdoor water day with the kiddos after school, and then a spontaneous night on the porch with some of my girls.  margin.  making time for relationships.


“lets go bring back summer!”

I absolutely love this time of year.

spring and then the natural progression to summer is my favorite time of the year by far. 

I do love the changing of seasons, and the excitement the fall brings, but I am a summer girl.


I think it has to do with the laid back-ness of it all.  being outdoors.  being barefoot.  sitting on the porch with a cold beverage.  being on the water.  traveling and being with family.  cooking with yummy herbs.  wavy hair.  baseball games.  road trips.  concerts.  summer camp.  oh y’all.  it has my heart!

I love this particular month, how it’s not too too hot yet.  there’s not really anything on TV during the week, so it’s forced us outdoors.  sitting on the front porch in our rocking chairs, or now in our new little area in the back yard at night just talking is my favorite.  not having plans every. single. night. and just being together!  THAT is what I love about the summer.


I have to fight myself to be still.  and to just BE.  I want to create room in my life for margin.  for days at home.  for spur of the moment opportunities to play with friends.

it’s hard y’all, real hard.

our culture is so fast paced, and even if I chose to live a life intentionally with margin…if my friends don’t, then what?  what does that mean?  I love nothing more than a full house.  a “revolving door day” is my favorite.  I want to always be the house that people know they can just swing by without calling.  my storm door is always open for friends 🙂

so, I’m learning about margin.  and BEING.  and creating space.

and I hope this summer is the perfect accessory to these lessons. 


what about you?  do you love summer?  does it allow your family time for margin? 

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  1. Amy Hodgdon says:

    These are great thoughts! I love your heart in wanting to be that door that’s always open.
    If we live lives void of relationships that are truly valuable, it’s pretty sad….Thanks for this great reminder!

  2. Kelby says:

    Love seeing your heart Wynn!! Hope you are doing great!
    Can’t wait to see your post about Rwanda!

  3. Allison Blanks Coomes says:

    This is the best explanation of “margin” I have ever read. It’s certainly a “buzz word” on blogs and sermons but you your post really hit home. Too bad Texas is 1000 miles away from South Carolina or I would love to have a play date with our little ones and chat-).

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