Hooray. It is Saturday. I have had a busier than usual few weeks. My husband traveled for work and was out of town for about 2 weeks. During that time, my son and I toiled to exhaustion on a freelance job. Then we both had to catch up with our other responsibilities this past week. My students had midterms this week; that involved some extra tutoring sessions. Plus, my beloved brother-in-law came into town for a few days and stayed with us. Now THAT was a real treat. He is a tremendous guy – witty, kind, loving, insightful, and just a joy.
[My in-laws are all so doggone wonderful. My husband’s family and his extended family are such a great bunch of people. and my brothers’ wives and their families are great, too.]
This weekend, at last, my sweet husband and I may even have a date night! Despite the chaos in the world, and the ravages of the economy, we are still here. We are still standing. sometimes we may feel staggered by the punches life hits us with. The bell rings for a break and we stagger to our corners, don’t we. But after that, we come out swinging again. This weekend I plan to have some fun in addition to the requisite chores. Come Sunday night, I want there to have been laughter. Oh, beloved laughter.
I am so thankful to God for this week and the past few weeks. Although I was beyond exhausted at times, He kept me from being cranky and negative. He kept me going, and He is restoring my health. Other than being tired, I am fine. The workload of the freelance position made me pretty sick. Yeah~at least I put a stop to it. Years ago I would have just kept doing it….despite the warning signs of a racing heart. Merely signs I needed to stop pretending to be wonder woman.
anyway. I thank you Lord for skipping beside me and keeping my heart light.
“i thank you God for this most amazing day,
for the leaping greenly spirits of trees,
and for the blue dream of sky
and for everything which is natural,
which is infinite, which is yes” ~ e.e. cummings