This has been a good week. It started out a bit rough, but ended so nicely.
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday I was in a funk. The news is depressing, our church is going through some upheaval that is depressing and frustrating, some of my family is going through some tough things that are depressing and I was feeling overwhelmed by my responsibilities as a wife, mom, teacher, housekeeper, chef….you know “the LIST” that never ends! My dear husband watched the kiddo’s for me (even Little Bit) for a couple of hours so I could meet a dear friend and I came home feeling much better. Then my dear husband and I had a great talk and I felt even better still.
Isn’t it odd, that even though I *know* God is in control, that I still choose to take on worry that isn’t mine? My DH gently reminded me that God can handle all that is happening, that He has a plan for all that is happening and I need to just rest in Him and pray. He also reminded me that our family is different than others and just because something is happening to them, doesn’t automatically mean it will happen to us. I tend to have the “wait for the other shoe to drop” mentality and he is so good about reminding me to let it go!
So, by Thursday morning I am feeling like a gray cloud has lifted. We cleaned house off and on all day Thursday to prepare for friends coming over and it looks awesome! Our friends brought us a wonderful meal and fellowship. We really enjoyed their company and the kids had a great time playing. After they left, DH and I watched “The Lovely Bones” and just enjoyed the peacefulness of a quiet evening and clean house.
Yesterday morning was spent at the eye doctors with Adam. He had to get glasses!! He thinks they are pretty cool, too, thank goodness! I hope this will help some of the difficulties he’s been having. The eye doctor also recommended vision therapy, so I need to do some research for that. I spent the rest of the afternoon rearranging the school room and sewing room. A friend gave us a nice table and 4 chairs for the school room. It looks so much more inviting and warm than our 6 ft. craft table. I still have a lot of sorting/tossing to do in the sewing/craft/Little Bit’s room, but I’m making progress.
The kids and I have been having so many good days. Praise the Lord! I’ve been praying more and talking less and I can see a huge difference in my attitude toward the children and their antics. I can also see a huge difference in how they respond to me and each other because of it and it’s been wonderful.
Last night might have been the most peaceful entrance into the Sabbath that I’ve experienced in a long time. Lately we have been so busy, always on the go without a moments rest that we crash into the Sabbath on Friday evening out of breath and our surroundings a mess. It’s not very restful to look around at the laundry that needs to be folded, the kitchen that needs to be cleaned, the living room that needs to be picked up, the desk that needs to be cleaned off, the school table that needs to be organized. Last night was peaceful. A sweet, sweet rest that God commands us to take and that I am so thankful to be able to truly enjoy it after this crazy week!