Seven days without a reliable computer and internet connection and I feel less like a competent messenger than when I started this little mini-vacation a week ago.
I could tell you all the funny things that have happened, things like the scary (and possibly dangerous) pedicure during which I was subjected to an entire Jackie Chan movie at top volume. It was many things, but relaxing was not among them.
I could tell you how therapeutic it is to pick blueberries at 8:00AM in your parent’s backyard and then watch your mom make them into the same purple-studded muffins she made for you as a child, and then to watch your children devour them in the same way you did.
I could share the way my heart swelled to watch my flower-girl-five-year-old dance with her daddy at our sweet cousin’s wedding– and then how it broke a little knowing the same two would be dancing at her own wedding in less than 2 short decades.
I could tell you how I laughed until my very ribs felt about to crack in a Target parking lot with one best friend who fills my heart with pure, unadulterated joy. And also, how I then cried real tears as I drove away from another beautiful, lifelong best friend, knowing she would be holding her firstborn son next time I saw her.
But being as I only have five (ish) minutes I should cut to the chase.
I left home with a bag of books I needed and wanted to read and a short list of blog posts to write in my head- none of that happened. I left home with a loose agenda of what the week would hold and though most of it morphed into something different altogether, I return home tomorrow having been filled up, spilled out, hugged tight, loved well, listened long, and with a full heart.
God is good and His ways are not our own. Thank goodness for that. He knows what we need. He knows how He will use us to love, minister and care for those around us.
I hope my agenda dies a slow death each and every time He has a bigger plan for me to simply be a messenger of His love and GRACE.
Linking up with Five Minute Friday at Lisa Jo Baker’s!