I am plumb tuckered out. Yes, sir. A nap on Sunday afternoon usually means I’m rarin’ to go all night long. Tonight I was ready for bed at 8:00, nap and all. Whew.
This weekend was amazing. To put it mildly. And to be honest, even if I weren’t exhausted, I’m not ready to write it all out yet. I’m still processing it.
If I had to sum it up in three words: God is good.
Wow, is He good. And He got an awful, awful lot of glory this weekend. Blessed be His Name! And, as you might expect, someone’s not too happy about it. I can almost hear the clashing swords of spiritual warfare. The devil’s attacking, and I’m so cotton-pickin’ tired, I barely have the strength to fight him off. HOWEVER, I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength, and I’m determined that the enemy not get even an ounce of the glory that belongs to my God.
So. Soon I’ll give you an update on my weekend. Details, yes. But parts I’ll leave sketchy out of respect to some very precious people, because it’s not my story to tell. Just know that if you’ve been praying, God’s been answering. And health-wise, my face feels so much better. My girls feel so much better. Thank you.
And please keep Amy and Billy in your prayers as they face life after Abigail.
Praise the Lord for this gorgeous weather. The girls and I played outside before Nina and I napped. Then after nappy time, we walked through the woods behind our house to a park. Ava and Nina played on the playground while Livi and I played catch with a tennis ball and baseball mitts. She has developed a sudden and severe love for softball. And she has quite an arm on her–powerful and accurate. We had a really neat discussion as we threw the ball back and forth. It’s a beautiful thing to watch children grow up and discover the things God uniquely created them to enjoy.
We finished off the evening with a late supper at Johnny Buccelli’s with a $10 gift certificate I got at restaurant.com for 80 cents. Nice.
Speaking of gift cards, Gabe “encouraged” me to get on the Victoria’s Secret website to see what I might want to use my $21.68 for. It seems we might not be seeing eye to eye on how it should be spent. I’m thinking the anonymous gifter was envisioning practical, unused underwear. Gabe’s idea was a little less, um, practical. And mine was along the lines of, “I wonder if they sell cinnamon candles. Or journals.”
Anything you’d publicly like to praise God for today? I’d love to hear about it! Happy Monday, friends!