February 17, 2018 by Courtney
Hey guys! I hope your weekend has started out well!
I absolutely LOVE that I am no longer sleeping my weekend away! I woke up a little later than a week day but it was still early enough to enjoy my morning. I’m currently drinking coffee and working on images for my blog. It has been so much fun.
Anywho, my Saturday will be pretty relaxed. Robert and Ethan are working this morning, then they will be home this afternoon. I’m hoping we can take a short hike as a family. Some fresh air on a beautiful day will be nice. We have a few chores to do, but thankfully since I’m home all the time, I get most of the housework done during the week!
A clean, organized home helps my mental health so much! I’m so thankful that God gave me the energy and desire to get my house cleaned and organized. Since then I have kept up with everything very easily! Getting rid of LOTS of junk makes a huge difference. I also thank God for modern medicine because I really think the meds have made a huge difference as well. I remember a time when I wanted everything to be “all natural,” and I was so sick in my mental illness. Letting go of that has changed my life in so many positive ways.
I’m working on an outline to begin telling my story. This will be raw and hard, but I know it will benefit me and others so I am ready to tell it. I have grown so, so much since I went into treatment on October 13, 2016. I had no idea how much that would change my life. I’m struggling with a few things because I don’t think I want to share them… we will see.
Tomorrow we are finally going to church. It has been a really, really long time. Afterwards we’re going to have lunch with the pastor. He and his wife are pretty amazing and the teaching is very solid. The only thing is, there are a few doctrinal things that are done that I don’t understand why they are done. I grew up Baptist and have since gone to Non Denominational churches. This church is Presbyterian. So I want to meet with him to have my questions answered. To me they are a big deal. Like infant baptism, sprinkling instead of dunking adults, and predestination. And waiting till baptism to partake in the Lord’s Supper (I get that they have to have made a decision to follow Jesus first, but I don’t understand why they have to have been baptized). Anyway, I’m looking forward to it. I know it will be an enjoyable time with him, and I’m excited to understand things better.
Alright… Headed to lunch in the dining hall, then to a family hike! Have a great weekend!
Also, my meal planning Sunday post will be going live tomorrow!