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Our lives have been extremely busy these last few weeks.
School has started up again, and since we homeschool that meant a lot of preparation for me.
One of our rentals become available and we decided to try to sell it, leading to a 40 hour work week for me, filling holes, sanding, painting, shoveling mulch into neglected flower beds, and cleaning windows.
I fit those 40 hours around the schooling needs of my 3 children, by getting up at 4 am each morning to get the bulk of the work done before the kids needed me.
By Friday last week I was exhausted and did not know how I was going to get our own home ready for the house sitter, and pack for our trip by Monday morning.
Somehow,only 30 minutes later than planed, and with several piles of clutter stuffed into my master bedroom to deal with later, my family of five pulled out on our first out of state camping trip.
I am thankful. Thankful to put the hard work aside for a week. Thankful to be able to explore new areas during my early morning runs. Thankful to be able to enjoy a few quiet hours each day writing at a nearby Starbucks as the family hangs out at the campground. Thankful not to have to worry about marking school books, or teaching science. Thankful to have time to enjoy my family and slow the speed of life for just a while. Thankful that God provided the provisions for a tent trailer for my family.
My family is blessed, and I intended to reflect on just that this week, as I take time to relax.
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28 ESV)
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