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Taking Time to Rest

March 16, 2011

I don’t feel like the word “rest” has been in my vocabulary for a long time since our precious little girl entered the world four months ago. Rest has been really hard to come by having a newborn and a toddler, but this week I have finally found some.

On Saturday, we flew from Dallas to Virginia Beach to vist my sister Stefanie so she could meet Rebekah for the first time. We’re also here during Jeremiah’s Spring Break from seminary. Flying with children is never easy, but once we got here and settled in on a routine, I have been so refreshed. There’s just something about getting away from what’s familar and from your own home and being in a completely different environment.

A lot of my rest also has to do with the help I’ve had. Even my five year old nephew is able to do small things and my sister and husband have cooked, cleaned, and been an extra hand. We’ve been able to get out at night and shop while the babies are down and have some “me” time. I’ve been able to spice up my wardrobe a little which I’m most excited about.

We have 3 days left of our vacation and I’m just trying to soak every minute up- especially with my sister and her family. My plan is to continue to not think too hard or do too much, but to rest, relax, and listen closely to what God might want to show me away from home.

Well, that’s all for now. Nothing too deep. Since the whole house is napping, I think it’s my turn to hit the couch.

Have you been able to take some kind of break away from the familiar so you can find rest?

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. March 17, 2011 4:42 pm

    I had a trip away from home too last week. It was great to just be away from the daily grind, although I can’t say it was really that “restful.” At almost 7 months Sophia was not that restful on the plane, although she wasn’t crying, just VERY active. 🙂 But it was very nice to get away. Glad you got a chance for some rest and to get away too!

  2. Dean permalink
    March 18, 2011 3:22 pm

    Hi Samantha,

    I simply wanted to tell you to enjoy yourself. We have 5 children and it is indeed a blessing just to relax at all!

    In Christ

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