We are home and jet lag is my middle name! Ok jet lag is usually pretty brutal but with a 5 month old that doesn’t sleep through the night well that is a double whammy!! In spite of jet lag I have to say the trip was awesome and exceeded my every expectation. I am slowly easing back into life but can’t seem to find any motivation to get my house back in order. I tend to put a lot of pressure on myself to be on top of my house work so I can move on to new projects. It seems God is graciously taking that tendency from me. So I have spent most of my day listening to worship music with tears in my eyes telling God I lay everything down at His feet. I can’t carry all the heavy burdens I seem to always try to pick up. Actually this trip has me really wrestling with priorities and how I spend my time. I spent three weeks free. My thoughts weren’t consumed with things that need to be fixed around the house or the list of projects I want to complete this summer. I was free to just be a wife, mom and friend then the moment I stepped back into our house my head was flooded with “must-dos” and “must-haves”. God is showing me that my identity is not found in where I live or the things I possess or how productive I am with my time. So I’m going to take this tension that I’m feeling as a sign that God wants to take me into a deeper season of rest. Ahh just saying that feels like a huge exhale. I once again give myself permission to rest.
After three pretty intense weeks our team needed a day of fun. We hopped onto a train and headed to Ludlow. Ludlow was a wonderful tourist town with a castle at the center. We spent the day walking around looking at the city’s architecture, eating at a small outdoor café, touring the castle and catching some good deals at a flea market. It was an awesome day!
Our baby girl turned 5 months yesterday! I can’t believe it has already been 5 months. Everyday I fall more in love with her and cherish every minute we get together.