These days, it seems like all everybody does is go and go and run by here and there never slowing down.
Last nite I had a wonderful dinner with two of my friends that I have known for 30 or more years. We were Baptist Young Women together...we know each other's pasts. We know the history of each other's children so we never have to wonder if we should say this or that, we know that we each understand the other. We sat on the back deck of a local restaurant and watched the sun go down into the bay in a glorious red huge ball with gorgeous colors shooting through the clouds. One of my friends who has had so many more tragedies in her life than most of us, made this comment...."How can anyone look at that and not believe in God the Creator? Because this happens every day, no matter what else happens this is consistent, it is the same every day, our personal worlds can be falling around us, but that big, beautiful sun is going to rise every morning and set every night." And all we have to do is see it to be able to give glory to God. It was a nice break in a busy week.
Today was busy with two doctor appointments for my mother. Then tonight we had Russell's parents and his nephew and wife come for supper. Thankfully Russell loves to cook because I didn't walk in the door until after 4:30 p.m. I quickly cleaned the guest bathroom, ran the vacuum and straightened up...otherwise known as a lick and a promise! Oh, but don't hold me to that promise now. We had a delightful time together. We feel so blessed to have such big loving families.
So, thank you Lord. Thank you for a break and thank you for time with parents and with nephews and nieces!