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I’m back on my home turf again, having returned this afternoon from my holiday and I’m feeling replenished and invigorated, both mentally and physically. The good news doesn’t stop there though, because my spiritual “batteries” seem to have been recharged as well – having spent some time reflecting on where I’m at and on what the Lord is asking of me… and well, just enjoying times of switching off and not thinking at all and just ‘being’.
Since further, lengthy, holidays away from home are unlikely – at least until next April- I intend on trying harder to find other ways of stepping back from the grind and monotony of everyday life and finding within me the joy that I felt when I was holidaying, free of the concerns and responsibilities of my home and family life – yes, I had the children with me, but even holidaying with them wasn’t as much of a struggle as it often has been in the past. That may not sound very charitable, but when they were younger and whinier, it was almost a burden to take them away on holidays (vacations) even though I was terribly grateful to be able to do so – but they’ve been so much more enjoyable to be around this time and I actually felt like I had a holiday, if you know what I mean!
I returned home to find that amongst the bills and junk mail, there were some lovely surprises waiting for me on my doormat. My coursework had been marked and returned and has received extremely good grades, I was also delighted to discover I was the recipient of a lovely gift set from a dear friend in Canada(thankyou, it’s beautiful!). Even the bills/invoices that were beckoning for my attention didn’t faze me today.
I promise to do my best to catch up with blog reading, emails etc tomorrow, but for now I’m off to bed, I’m thoroughly shattered. I hope that you will enjoy the scripture picture above, we had a lot of rain while I was away and I didn’t take nearly as many snaps as I was hoping too. I’m offering up my disappointment. Afterall it doesn’t always do to get everything we want, does it?
So, anyways, how you all been?