Rest and Fellowship
I've been doing a lot of this lately, and looking just like this of course, as I recover from some goofy virus that has been making its rounds. Sore throat, ear pain, low grade fever. I thought I had strep, but no, just a rest, drink fluids and wait it out virus.
So that is what I have been doing. It makes you exhausted too. I've napped more in the last week than I did while I was a kid! Well, maybe not that much, but you get the idea.
Yesterday morning, I felt better and decided to go to church, knowing I could head home if I got wiped out. I was able to stay the whole time, through our fellowship meal and ladies book study! I surprised myself.
Then home with families from church, to relax and have fun. There was more Ultimate Frisbee, bike riding, scootering, archery. We built a fire in our fire ring and roasted hot dogs, and used our pie irons to make grilled sandwiches in the fire. The weather has cooled amazingly and we are enjoying a hint of Autumn. Yesterday felt like that.
Many pots of coffee, many dishes washed, many pots of tea, much talking and laughter later, and they were all on their way home - many having a drive of nearly an hour and lots of little ones to put into bed. A couple of our girls took another girl home.
The dogs out for one last sniff of every possible scent they could catch and it was time for bed. I slept very well, and long for me! I am thankful.
Today we are slowly making our way to being awake, we will be reading and learning soon. There will be meals cooked and floors cleaned. I know we will be remembering and talking about our wonderful day yesterday.
I am thankful for the physical rest I've had - I'm sure a nap will be in the works today too - and for the spiritual refreshment I have had through fellowship. Hospitality feeds the soul.
We have rain headed our way today, with some afternoon thunderstorms. I hope you have a wonderful day. I know I will.