It’s never felt so good to climb into bed as it does tonight! I feel like Jello after a surprise visit from a massage therapist! Our dear friend Ginger arranged for William and I to be the lucky recipients of a pair of massages! After a day like today, that was nothing short of awesome!
We celebrated the birthdays today with the family. I’m so thankful for all of the help from my parents and my mother in law. My parents helped out with the food and my mother in law took great care of Nora while I scrambled to get the house cleaned up and ran to the grocery store for some odds and ends. Going to the grocery was the last thing I wanted to do, but I’m so glad I went at that exact time that I did. By doing so I got to meet Suzie L. in the ice cream aisle. She recognized me from the blog. Besides saying hello, she made me feel very loved. I drove home with a smile on my face, remembering that life is too precious to be flustered about a birthday party!
The party went off without a hitch… Well, except for the patio chair cushion/dog pee incident. (Er eh hem.) *wink*
Pictures from today:
But what happens when we live God’s way? He brings gifts into our lives, much the same way that fruit appears in an orchard—things like affection for others, exuberance about life, serenity. We develop a willingness to stick with things, a sense of compassion in the heart, and a conviction that a basic holiness permeates things and people. We find ourselves involved in loyal commitments, not needing to force our way in life, able to marshal and direct our energies wisely.
(Galatians 5:23 MSG)