The one thing I miss when on holiday is weekends! It’s not that weekends don’t exist on holiday, it’s just that you lose track of the days, they all roll into one and then the next thing you know the holidays are over! Don’t panic I am not complaining about my holidays – I appreciate I get long holidays as a teacher etc etc etc
HOWEVER I have really enjoyed this weekend. Last week was slightly manic at work, the husband was away with his work, and I went slightly overboard on making sure I didn’t get lonesome by going out every night! So by Friday evening when he returned home we were both so exhausted that we sat on the sofa falling asleep and barely able to talk to each other! But then Saturday came, and the weekend started!
I know I’ve spoken about fun, friendship, fellowship and family before but it really is someone that is on my heart at the moment! And it is something that I have really cherished this weekend, as I have experienced all of it!
I’ve spent loads of time with the husband, catching up with each other and catching up with TV; it was my nephews 7th birthday so we had family time; I thought I’d have a quick chat with my mum – 53 minutes later I got off the phone; I watched Kung fu panda; went to church and spent time with friends over lunch!
The perfect weekend which has left me energised and ready for the week ahead – which I know faces challenges and changes – more on that to come! But by spending time having fun, in fellowship with friends and family it encourages you and gives you the strength to know that support is there even if you’re unsure what lies ahead!
This weekend was a bit of an anniversary (more on that to come as well) and a chance to reflect on the year that has passed. On Friday my pray as you go podcast asked me to think about relationships which nourish, strengthen and challenge me – and to thank God for them. I am lucky that I have those relationships and I do thank God for them.
I am realising more and more the importance of having those relationships where you can be yourself, have fun, rest, relax and re cooperate – ready for what is to come!
I feel I should end with a quote from Kung Fu Panda “yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift that’s why it’s called the present”
It’s an exciting and scary week ahead, I look forward to sharing it with you, but for now I’m going to enjoy the present, by going to bed! Goodnight everyone