yes.. her man was OUT of town
so we had the pad to our selves!
A little Wine, some chocolate, and candles and a whole LOT of chitchat
made for a wonderful unwind
catch UP evening
cooking by this lovely view in the morning was a nice change..
my view at home is terrific too.. but sometimes..
a change is all you need to enjoy your OWN view..
sigh.. Perhaps I just miss our travels..
all these years of traveling have always made me MISS my home..
trying to sell it for so long have made me want to rid my SELF of it so desperately
that I have perhaps lost my joy in it..
that is NOT a good place to be
We need to have JOY where EVER the Lord has placed us
Though she may be VERY annoyed at me, because THIS is hardly a flattering picture of a TRULY gorgeous lady, HERE she is… my dear friend.. who was my escape.. who gave an ear to hear, couch to giggle upon, a kitchen to cook in, a bed to rest my weary soul in…
Praise the Lord for friendships… they surely are made in heaven… may the Lord bless this dear friend of mine!
have you ever just needed an escape… ?
sometimes going to the park can be enough… sometimes calling a friend…
sometimes escaping in a good book a few minutes each day..
perhaps a Bible study once a week..
sometimes though… getting a baby sitter and getting away for a day or an evening is important… to gain perspective to get clear.. because ya don’t wanna be yelling, or freaking out on the kids and the man… (or woman)
be sure you are going somewhere SAFE, away from temptations… somewhere you can be clear, and clean, and rejuvenated… refreshed…
and don’t forget… about your marriage… if you are IN one.. Lyme, and any chronic illness can be a REAL and very present stress, and THREAT to your relationship.. try to get away… EVEN if that means BEGGING a friend to watch the kids for a couple of hours..
are you broke? can’t afford a real date? I am SO right there with ya!
Perhaps you could grab some coffee, or a smoothie and go to the park, bring blankets if it is cold, and snuggle up on a bench, or walk if you can, and just BE together.. talk, or KISS! hold hands again, laugh, have some wine, even if it is the alcohol free kind.. try… to be intentional… or just put the kids to bed early, and snuggle on the couch.. and threaten them all to NOT come down.. rent a romantic comedy, and giggle together.. play a game of cards, or something together.. LOOK at each other and KNOW,
we will be healed, we will get better, and we will LOVE through this..
be hopeful.. be each others hope
and when you run out..
go get some more hope…
fill up in the Word of God… when your eyes are bleary, listen to it… and know.. we are focused on one part of the painting.. we are focusing so intently.. take a step back… and breath..
breath in the whole picture..
for life.. as painful as it can be… life really is beautiful
and you. you really are loved