Normal Things


The past few days have been absolutely lovely. I have enjoyed so very much the simple pleasures of summer time.  Cool breezes, warm sunshine – I think it makes up for the three weeks of rain we had in June!  I’ve been thinking a bit how life probably won’t ever be “normal” (in the sense that most people use the word) for me, but right now I’m okay with that. :-)

Friday night I had the opportunity to spend time with family and friends (so thankful I didn’t have to go into work!) – oh, to laugh!!

Saturday morning was a flurry of activity as we re-packed Jean’s suitcase(s) twice before she eventually left for the airport – and a month in Texas.

Saturday afternoon I took a nap!!!

After the nap, I enjoyed spending time with Gram, who was up for the 4th.

We had a quiet 4th (no fireworks!), but we got a lot accomplished.  My dad and brother started working on the sailboats/trailer – we’re hoping to have them ready to go before the summer is entirely over. :-)

I sat outside after dark (hooray for DEET!!) and watched the bats swoop ’round.  We like bats around here – as long as they stay outside.

Sunday morning I was up early and out of the house with three sisters, two watermelons, 15 pounds of grilled chicken, four loaves of bread, and salad fixins’ before 8am.  :-)

“My” Sunday school first, second, and third graders are really getting the hang of our character focus for the past few weeks – attentiveness. Besides, they’re just plain fun!

I got to sit with a friend and fellow aspiring midwife during church. ;-)

The monthly Healthcare Fellowship lunch was a success (hence the food…).

Today was a wonderful day to have off.  Enjoyed my run, the porch, the patio, and being barefoot.  And made a nutritious dinner with leftovers and veggies that were overstocked (nothing from the garden… yet).

I’m almost through Psalms, and today I had two of my favorite verses: “They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.  He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.”  (126:5-6).

Life’s going to get overwhelmingly busy again soon.  It always does.  But that makes these times of quietness and “normalcy” so much sweeter.  Thank you, Lord, for rest!

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