I was able to spend some time planning and designing for some changes I am making with my blog, etc. I had moved my chair to the shade...but soon had to put a chair on each side of mine as my twin 3yr old niece and nephew wanted to sit by me while I worked. I had my lap top, Caleb had my Nook, and Allie had my IPod....memories.
That wasn't the only memory of the day. Through out the day, I was able to visit and share some time with 5 of my six siblings, I had a nice walk with my mom, reconnected with my mom's closest friend, and chatted on the phone with all three of my children. Great day of connection! (Oh, and not to be forgotten--lots of entertainment from the nieces and nephews.)
Something that touched my heart the most,though, was watching my dad and husband work together...generation teaching generation. Love shared through labor.
Now, Sunday morning, I was a bit tired...but so glad I didn't give in to the fatigue and miss church. Our pastor's sermon gave me some much needed affirmation. He was talking about a person's "calling." Pastor A explained how some people know they are "called" to do something. While others of us just take small steps of obedience and when we look back, our "calling" becomes more defined. Sometimes I struggle as I don't have a clear vision or direction for my life. His words reaffirmed me as I am in the second group, taking the steps...pondering the results...listening for His guidance!
Did you have any unexpected blessings this weekend?
PS. A special thanks to my family and friends for taking the extra time to share and care!