Today has been just a phenomenal day. Yesterday was spent taking Sam and Benjamin back to camp and going over the program with this week’s spiritual directors. We ended up staying at camp for a good part of the day and didn’t get home until evening. We barely made it through dinner before we fell into bed, exhausted. We decided that today was going to truly be a “day off” to do whatever we wanted.
We spent most of the morning on the porch, drinking coffee and talking. Emily was our only child home so we were able to have a little “alone” time with her. It was a very lovely way to spend the morning. Her boyfriend rode his bike over and spent a little time with us, too. Then, Emily packed up and went back to Camp for another week of work. She is Camp Manager at Camp Koinonia for the summer and has responsibility for day to day operations of the camp and facilities and staff. All three of our children will be away this week, so John and I are home alone!
We did a few chores around the house and then we looked at our calendars and set some dates for fun. We scheduled a few of the items on my “List of 50 Things.” We realized that time is slipping by and we had better get some of these on the calendar. I looked at the list and saw that I am able to check off a couple more items. I am so excited to be working through my list.
While we were in an organizing mood, John and I decided what meals we would like this week and went shopping. While I love having our kids around for meals, it was nice to plan whatever we wanted without having to worry about pleasing everyone’s tastes. We came home and had a delicious, but simple, dinner and now we are relaxing on our porch. I am caught up on responding to the comments on my blog, so there should be no delay for anyone who comments now.
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I enjoy writing my blog posts very much and I hope that they encourage you to find the grace in each day. Today has really been a day full of the grace of God, a day to refresh and renew and re-energize. I am so very thankful to have had a day to rest and relax. It is a blessing to have a day of rest. It is a great blessing to be able to take that day of rest and enjoy it to the fullest.