This has been a great week…productive and fun. Joseph has gotten some very fun opportunities that I’m sure you all will hear about. God is so good and always right on time.
I, on the other hand, have been wrestling with some of the things I’ve planned to do for the year that have not taken-off yet. To be honest, I have been frustrated with God’s timing. Funny isn’t it… that I would ever think that He didn’t know what He was doing. When all along, in another area of our lives He has shown us that He has it all laid out perfectly. I am learning to rest in Him and at the same time not procrastinate. God always has us covered. How awesome it is to know that.
Saturdays are always fun. They consist of getting ready for Sunday. 🙂 Sundays are our busiest day of the week. Which makes me laugh since it used to be the day of rest. Joseph and I would love to rest, but Sundays are too exciting to rest. Joseph loves what he does and I love to support him and help any way I can. Tonight helping meant making yummy food for tomorrow so that he can come home and rest… for about 2 hours… then go back. 🙂
Friday: Dinner at Rose’s House
Friday night we got invited to our friends home for dinner. It is so awesome to take time to sit, eat, and share stories about life. What an amazing woman Rose is. Someone that God obviously adores considering all that He has blessed her with. For one thing, she has amazing kids. A beautiful woman, mother, and friend.
Thursday: Time for ME!!!
After the baby was in bed and the house was quiet I took some time for myself. Recently I have realized how much this is needed. I am learning to find and cherish the very few quiet times of my day. Sometimes I have to just make them happen in the midst of chaos. Not to say that my life is that chaotic. But it can become that way if I allow it to. It may sound completely silly to you… all of you… but I was at the library the other day and saw a Laura Ingalls Wilder book and remembered reading the whole series as a little girl. I decided to begin at the beginning of the series and work my way through. It’s a little harder than I thought to find time to read anything but the essentials. But I decided to make it happen anyway. I’ve been reading to Scarlet and she loves it. She’ll sit through a whole chapter, just laughing and listening to my voice. Gosh… I couldn’t have asked for a sweeter baby girl.
I have never loved life as much as I do at this very moment. Stuff always happens: Scarlet spitting up on her clothes the second I put them on her, unplanned situations, traffic 🙂 …. but I could never have asked for a better life. I try to constantly remember never to take life for granted. I want to always remember to take time for myself so that I can take care of my family and love people well. Isn’t that what life is all about anyway?
…Loving people well.