Monday, March 16, 2009

A time for refreshment

The plans had been made, actually they were made completely separate of one another and yet at the exact same time and for the exact same location.  We gave it to one another as a Christmas present and just laughed.  I guess we really needed the time away.  How fun it would be.

...time to rest, quiet, peace, joy, laughter, a time for dreaming...  

Our time to get away finally came this last weekend.  We packed.  Our little ones packed (I think for a week), got sleeping bags ready, gathered the food they wanted and they were ready to head off to Grandpa and Nana's.   We were on our way.

We are so, so thankful for the time away.  We enjoyed beautiful weather, 
breathtaking scenery, and the refreshment that being away can bring.  

We are so thankful for a Grandpa that builds forts and a 
Nana that sleeps on the floor with her granddaughter.   

We are thankful for a safe trip and thankful for safety over our kiddos.

We came home to life in full swing...  kiddos sick with colds and kiddos sick with the flu...  a car that is now at the dealership needing to be repaired...  

We're thankful that He has promised to take care of our every need.

Today found the kiddos resting, laying on blankets outside while being read to, enjoying the fresh air and being able to watch special movies.    One little man did not move from the couch all day except to spend an hour outside lying on the blanket, listening to mama read.  

I have a feeling that tomorrow will be more of the same...  but that's okay because there's still so much to be thankful for.

O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
Psalm 107:1


  1. Praying for healing on your precious kiddos. I am sorry you came home to such a world wind! Was is better to be refreshed and coming home to all of this or did the refreshment seem short lived?

  2. Loved your grateful heart in all things. So thankful for time spent with grandkids. Love them so much. Love the new pic' of you and hubby.

  3. it was still good to get away... how often does it happen? So thankful for the time! :)