I am not a huge fan of describing myself as “busy.” Especially not when it becomes part of the “norm” for our daily lives. Sometimes there are just seasons, but I don’t like it.
This seems to be one of those seasons. Here we are, being busy with little out of the ordinary to show for it.
So we are going to take a few days and do something special as a family. School is out for a four-day weekend and we re-arranged the office schedule some. Time to slow down, take a deep breath, and just be family together. A chance to change the cadence of our lives a little.A refocusing. As we refocus we are reminded of all the goodness God grants into our lives even during the seasons of being too busy:
3644. Family who lives close enough to visit for a weekend – this is new for us!
3645. Good friend in Eva – listens when I’m babbling on and on.
3647. Money on hand to fix the Subaru.
3648. Support from a friend.
3649. Family discussion over dinner – and a chance to eat dinner together
3650. Email of affirmation.
3651. One year of our wonderful kittens – now they aren’t “kittens” any more!
3652. Order from the court signed quickly.
3653. Safe travel to and from Helena for Andy.
3654. J signed up for ice climbing clinic
3655. A good school for J.
3656. Fall colors in the trees
3657. Getting to see the lunar eclipse (or at least the tail end of it)
3658. Beautiful sunrise – pink clouds over the north valley
3659. New walking/running shoes at a great price – and they feel great!
3660. Enough money to pay bills fairly comfortably.
3661. Trees with red leaves sprinkled around town.
3662. Miss M. allowing some help for the abuse she suffered
3663. The good feeling fo making progress on a difficult unpleasant task
3664. Orders of Protection in place for friends who need it.
3665. J holding steady on his grades at a place that surpasses his own expectations.
3666. Hearing the wind whistle and howl while I am safely in the house.
3667. Subaru fixed after two weeks, and a fair price set for the work.
3668. Less debt now than a year ago – progress!
3669. Great photo shoot with a high school senior.
3670. Donna hearing some encouraging words.
3671. The hope that comes from planning a few days off.
3672. Good lawyering by Andy – strategic and effective advocacy!
3673. Andy’s detailed knowledge of the law.
3674. Being able to breathe on the days when events seem so heavy that breathing might not be possible.
3675. Sleeping through the night – at least once in-a-while.