I am so glad to have my boys back. Such gentlemen, such great kids. We had a great family dinner provided by Aida Herrold. Wonderful conversation with friends on the phone and I am already missing my mom.
I went to the school today to make sure all lessons were in order and of course I put them under the wrong week so it took a little longer to finish but it felt good to get out of the house for a little. I had a beautiful scarf waiting for me on my desk. It is perfect. Tomorrow, I plan to leave the house for a little just to get the dog his heart worm medicine and front line. It is going to be hot tomorrow so I plan to go out early.
Bumps: Not being able to raise my arms. and drains. They are going to be an annoyance but I do see the effectiveness of them.
Battle: The moving slow thing is not my pace. I believe that God is teaching me to slowwww downnnn. This is really difficult for me. I generally find something to do with every minute of every day. I am being forced to read, rest, and relax.
Blessing: My boys are back, we had such a great dinner conversation for at least an hour. I love that time with "us". It is not that we discuss things of great and deep nature- nope- it is just that we are together. Mom and Dad are going to visit my aunt in Vero Beach tomorrow and I am going to miss having mom around. I appreciate so much seeing and hearing wisdom from Godly women. I am so blessed to have generations of them surrounding me. Those are the deep things but the simple things today" Are that my boys are back and I am not feeling so much pain today. I tried to make it all day with out any pain meds- that lasted till about 2:00 then I dosed up like a good girl.
So while reading today I was going over some verses of "encouragement" I found this little one that many times gets left of of the running the good race verse in 1 Corinthians 9- I think I like it, I hope it encourages you just as it does me:
Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.