One errand down and many more to go before 3:30. One important stop yesterday was to the naturopath practioner I see. Boy was I glad to make that stop. She gave me 3 different herbs to get my body back on track for sleep. After taking the first dose with dinner I was ready for bed at 9pm and I must say I slept through until 4 this morning. Either they work fast or I was so exhausted it would not have mattered; I just needed to sleep.
Early in the morning I realized I was not focused on what God wanted me to focus on - HIM. His faithfulness, His love, His protection, His promises. I found myself praying in the car - Lord help me to bring my focus back around to You and You alone. The wedding and life in general had moved in to take my PEACE away. And I had let it. After I prayed I figured everything would get done for this day that was suppose to get done and everything else would wait until another day. Why am I putting pressure, unnecessary pressure I might add, on myself? I went to Michael's to pickup almonds to put in a little favor for the rehearsal dinner. I also wanted to insert a picture of the couple in a candle. Whether that happens before or after the wedding - does it really matter? What matters is the bride and groom. The little extras are special and nice but not necessary. Life will go on without those things.
I do thank all that have prayed for me during this special time in our lives and that celebrate with us whether you be far or near. I use this time to reflect back on my own beginnings in marriage and the joy that special day brought to me. I pray it will be that joyful for my son and DIL. Thank you everyone!
MY ART FOR TODAY
I liked this picture of a entryway/doorway. What kind of entryway/doorway are you? I was thinking about that question when I saw this door. Are you solid, with a firm foundation? Are you a revolving door? Are you closed off to all? Are you stain glass, clear glass or solid wood? Fancy or plain?
Personally I think I want to be a stained glass revolving doorway. Stain glass always reminds me of the circumstances that shapes us and makes us who we are. And well revolving to me - means I am open to let all come in and leave as need be. I don't want to hold on to relationships that need to be released but I want to make room for new ones that are waiting to happen. The adventures of a life time.