I took this weekend off, just to enjoy the news (see my last blog entry) and relax. It was a great weekend! I worked on Saturday but after that it was time to relax and just enjoy life. We went to an arts event, which was awesome. Walter even got to exercise some of his acting ability and had the whole place in stitches. I honestly laughed so hard at one point I almost fell off my chair. I wish I had gotten it on video, I would have totally posted it on YouTube.
Have you ever been new and trying to meet people? I am there right now. I went to a Bible study this morning and I still felt uneasy. There were different people at my table this week than last week and it was hard for me to open up with them. It would have been better to have had the same people from last week, but I believe God is trying to stretch me and teach me and open doors with more of the people in the group. I talk to a few people, but I still feel uneasy and I am not quite sure how I fit yet. Hopefully that will change.
Sundays seem to be our days to fellowship. Last Sunday we went to two services, a barbeque and spent time with my mother-in-law. It was a wonderful day. This week we went to one service, had lunch with the pastor's family, then visited with my mother-in-law. I love these times of fellowship and rest. We are really trying to rest on Sundays and not do any work. This is not always an easy task. It has been really rewarding though, and it makes me feel better about working six days a week.
Today was a day of focus and reflection. I focused on my work and have been reflecting on the last 15 months. It has been an incredible journey for me. I have come from a place of darkness to a place of light. Even in my difficult moments I can still see the light in my life. It is amazing how God can transform you when you are willing to surrender.
Join me on my journey through life's joys and difficulties.