Hi. Come on in! Grab something to drink and we still have some Christmas candy you can partake in if you want a little something to eat. I’m going to do my best to keep my distance because I think I have a cold. I’ve been tired for the last few days. I thought it was just because my youngest was still off for Christmas break. He’s a great kid but he does keep me going. However, I’ve been sneezing like crazy, can’t breathe and just feel exhausted all of a sudden during the day, it doesn’t go away and it’s like I haven’t slept in days. So, again, I’m going to keep my distance.
As I said earlier, my youngest was still on break last week. Basically I had three weeks of break between my two boys’ school schedules. We had a lot of fun, I got to sleep in more, but it is exhausting in some ways, too. There’s not much time alone, if any, during those times. Being that I am an introvert and regain strength through time alone, it is rough. This is likely why I have a cold now.
But this week brings a return to regular life and waking up at 5:45 so my youngest can be out the door by 6:20 to make sure to make it to the bus stop on time. The week is full of appointments and things to do, but I know there is also some alone time coming. Just another timeframe in the tapestry of life.
It’s so important to remember that no matter what happens or what is going on, it all is important and plays into the purpose, hope and intricacy of this thing called life. It’s been so interesting to me to see how the really rough times, odd happenings and fall over yourself laughing moments lead to beautiful moments and life wouldn’t be as full if these times hadn’t happened. I am eternally thankful for all God has given me, no matter how horrific it got or for however long, because I know He was right there with me and He keeps giving me opportunities to use those times to lift others up.
So, tell me what makes you thankful?
~ Joanna Lynn
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