Today I am at home writing. My family is out of the house. The two older kids went on a spiritual retreat for the weekend, my younger son is at a Boy Scout merit badge activity, and my husband and littlest are out for breakfast together. They are all beautifully occupied, and I am beautifully quiet. It is rare the that house is mine. I am resisting the temptation to clean or to finish up our taxes, but instead, doing what I know will get me ready to face head-on another week.
Earlier this week we went on a big trip. It was only to Philadelphia (about 3 1/2 hours), but it was a big trip for us because we, as a family, visited the college my eldest will probably attend. She has been accepted already, but needed to audition for their dance program. While she was only intending to have dance be a minor, after the audition, the faculty asked if she would consider making dance a major for her – with the offer of scholarship money. The trip went great, answered a lot of questions, and brought us one step closer to helping her find her fit in this educational world.
As I reflect back over another week, I am so grateful. I am thankful for…
Yet another doctor’s visit revealing nothing serious.
A child who survived the stomach flu with patience and strength.
Five other family members who did NOT go through the stomach flu.
A great little family vacation to the Philadelphia area.
Incredible favor over a dance audition.
Life is not perfect, but we sure are blessed. I’m hoping that you find a little solitary time, many moments of gratitude, and the activities that you need to be replenished for the week to come.