Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Mindful of the Calendar

I continue to commit to living mindful...of both  the calendar and  my God-given priorities for this season. 

Commitments lead to actions. 

Monday was blessed by a long, leisurely lunch with a friend at a local organic restaurant.  I remembered the wise question of Marvie in January, "How do you want to spend your last months in Misawa?" God's very words to my heart through the lips of a friend. 

Tuesday contained service to the children of the chapel via Protestant Children of the Chapel. There are only four weeks left with these little ones and with the young men who help so wonderfully each week. I've come to appreciate and love them both even more through our time of service....Nolan and Jaycob. 

Today - working out, cuddling, going through THINGS in preparation for our move....

HOW does one family collect so much stuff in four years? I HAVE taken things to the thrift store at least once a quarter since we got here.  What do families who don't move every 2 - 4 years do about the rapid accumulation of "stuff?"

Stacia thinks this is Christmas and wants to play with every item I've stashed in a closet and plan to give away "since we never use it." Zander lobbied for a day off school (Math and reading) as we're "working so hard." Arielle and Nolan are STARS!

Tonight, we'll have  AWANA and Titus 2 Tea  Michael will take the kids to AWANA and I will snuggle in our room and watch Hobbit with Zander.  This afternoon maybe a bit more reading with Zander my first Migraine since July hit. I wonder if thyroid TSH levels have any effect on migraines. In any event it's Thursday a.m. and I was down for the count and still fill "off" this a.m.  

YES! Look what Nolan captured as we drove home yesterday!  It was almost prophetic as I had said, "Would you move already?"

Choosing Joy!
©2013 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God


Laura said...

I love that you are finding time to savor some of your last moments in Japan with special times and activities with friends. It must be bittersweet.

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

It IS BITTER-SWEET! Not as hard as when the kids left home...but not my favorite part of our lifestyle at all.