Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Life as it happens

New England in October... a few years ago

Sorry for the silence around here, I have numerous pantry posts and book posts and even tea time posts swirling around in my head.  However, after we returned home from our WONDERFUL vacation with our kids, we had an amazing number of appointments and errands to run.

Then the pesky back spasms returned to me for over a week (making sleep difficult) and both hubby and I came down with the flu which has been going around (he much worse than me since he is also dealing with extremely high mold spores in the air right now).

I feel like I'm just beginning to peek out of a fog.  I send out a very hearty than you to the blog friend who thought of me and sent me a "gift".  It was like getting a hug from God in the midst of gloom.  I thank Him so often for you all.  It is just a peek into what the Heavenly City will be like with friends around (I told Stephanie that it was fine with me if it looked like Colonial Williamsburg!).

This morning as I was driving, I thought of the way Elijah crashed physically and emotionally (I Kings 19) after his huge victory over the prophets of Baal (I Kings 18).  This is one of my favorite stories from God's Word as I have "been there and done that" so many times.

In this case, the week with our family in Colonial Williamsburg and all that went with it was a highlight of my life.  So... it is not surprising to me that a couple not so great weeks followed... especially when I became too busy to spend time in the Word or talk to Him other than a Help! here and there.

At this stage of life, busy-ness brings tension and concern and even a little worrying here and there.  I get ultra sensitive about little things and tend to actually understand my hubby's pessimistic outlook on life.  Fortunately, it never lasts.  :)

I was telling a friend recently that I'm ready for winter to come this year.  With it usually comes a season of staying home, reading, cooking, baking, watching favorite DVDs now and then, etc.  Now... I am certain that by February, I will be staring longingly at the empty garden and feeling the need to do some thrift store shopping.  But right now being still sounds good.

I'm feeling better and I think things are calming down around here... God willing and the creek don't rise... I'll be posting more.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sorry about your back. I know those spasms hurt like anything. Hope you and your husband are feeling better now.
Looking forward to reading your posts.

Anonymous said...

Seems like at our time of life it is one or two busy days when the energy seems there. Followed by at least a day of soreness and feeling it a blessing if we can just rest. Moving only when necessary. :) That is when I am oh so glad I cooked and froze a few meals ahead !! Weather here finally turned the corner to fall and so stews and bread just out of the oven sounds so welcoming. Seasonal changes bring a welcome relief to the soul. Since I spent two days doing rugged outdoor chores it is my day to rest and I was glad I logged in and read your post! I will be praying you two get to feeling fit again very soon. And stay that way! Sarah

Mitzi said...

You are so right. It is so nice to just stay home and be. I actually have looked forward to fall and getting everything cleaned up and cleared away outdoors. Soon I will not have to feel like I am neglecting the inside while I am outside. I look forward to the quieter days that fall and winter bring. The snow-not so much.

soraya3 ღ said...

IM ALSO READY FOR WINTER..I LOVE TO STAY HOME BUT I HAVE TO WORK..DONT NOW UNTILL WHEN.. GOD WANTS ME TO..BUT I FEEL JUST TO BE WITH MY LOVE ONES THE WHOLE TIME..I LOVE THE PICTURE OF NEW ENGLAND..VERY NICE..I LOVE NATURE..THANKS FOR SHARING DEAR FRIEND...LOVES FROM HOLLAND

Mrs.Rabe said...

Even though I've been away I noticed the quiet here and prayed, wondering whether you were sick. I'll pray specifically now.

We head home tomorrow, it's been lovely, amazing really. Going home will be hard but wonderful too.

Lovingly
Deanna

jAne said...

Elijah ran to the mountain - the cave - and God was there, ready to 'right' Elijah's heart and encourage him. Our Lord has such specific reasons for having us right where we are in life. Seeking Him 1st, looking full in His wonderful face - I can rest.

praying for you .. in a number of ways. blessings.

matty said...

Glad you are better! Slow down and enjoy these golden Autumn days! They pass too soon!