Much Needed Time Away

These past couple of weeks have been good and hard all in one.  I’m thankful to say that God has worked things out in my life… in a way that only He could. Of course there are still some things up in the air that I could use some prayer about, but I’m feeling at peace in the meantime!

The big thing that was going on had to do with family.  It was so so hard because I don’t do well with family issues.  But luckily God worked everything out, and I feel like we grew closer because of it.  He helped me to understand things better and He made it clear that I was wrong, which is hard to accept sometimes.  It all worked out better than I could have imagined.  Thanks for the prayers!!

I prayed SO much this week.  I went away for several days and spent time with my best friend and in a cabin resting and praying and spending time in the Word.  It was needed.  Desperately.  It came at JUST the right time.  I’m so thankful to Kari and her hospitality.  And just for being an amazing friend.  I don’t know what I would do without her!  I also got to be part of their weekly Bible study and hang out with a couple of other friends

Despite all of the good going on in my life, hard times will come.  I have found that to deal with them, self care is needed desperately (and so much prayer).  If I don’t have self care, then I can’t take care of situations that arise that may cause anxiety and I can’t take care of anyone else.  I’m so thankful that I’ve figured this out along the way as I’ve been learning about my illnesses and myself.

Yesterday I applied to fill the position at the kids’ school that was left vacant when they let the teacher go (or reassigned her… not sure which).  I heard today that they have interviews lined up with certified teachers, and I’m totally okay with that.  I hope they find the right teacher for the kids and that they don’t just hire another warm body.  I have been praying a lot about it and I’m totally at peace no matter what happens!  I’m happy to continue staying home, and I’m happy to teach again.  Either way I’m winning!  I know that it will be hard to start in the middle of the year, but if it’s God’s will, He will give me what I need.  I’m not sure if I can handle teaching full time yet anyway!

Today was also a much needed day.  I rested a lot and the kids, made homemade cleaners, and the kids and I watched Christmas movies while eating finger foods.  The best ending to the day.  Robert went to bed early because he hasn’t slept much and has been working his butt off or driving.

Saturday night

Currently I’m hanging out alone in my living room and enjoying the Christmas lights.  It brings peace and makes me happy.

blogging and tree

Tomorrow I will be writing up blogs sharing my recipe for toilet fizzies and homemade bathroom cleaner.  I always start with recipes and end up changing things (that’s what I always do…).

Be back tomorrow!  Have a good night!

 

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