Monday, May 30, 2011

Foxhole


fox·hole/ˈfäksˌhōl/Noun

1. A hole in the ground used as a shelter against enemy fire or as a firing point.
2. A place of refuge or concealment



Okay if I jump in here with you guys for a minute? Apparently, I have a WHOLE WEEK off of school for the first time since January and I just need a little taste of luxury and, frankly... a little break. The first thing I thought of (I mean, besides sleeping all week long) is to come on over here and say hello. I'm not sure if there's anyone even reading anymore, but there's a certain sense of comfort that comes from typing into this little box, sorting out my thoughts, and imagining we're all sitting in Adirondack chairs and chatting about what God's been doing in our lives since the last time we were together.

For a minute, all is calm- there's no homework, no discussion questions, no tests to study for, no papers to write... it's a school holiday, so there's no carpool... it's a work holiday, so there's no desk to go to... my housekeeper comes today, so there's not even housework to be done (besides hanging up all the clothes I never seem to but back in the closet after rejecting them in the mornings) my children and husband are sleeping in today, so there's no desperately trying to spend time with them so they don't feel abandoned by their wife/mother as she tries to juggle work and school and life...

And yes, I'm pretty clear that this is more like a foxhole than a Cape Cod shore, but before I jump out in the fray again, it feels good to just breathe...

I will abide in Your tabernacle forever;
I will trust in the shelter of Your wings.  Selah
Psalm 61:4

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5 comments:

MyShilohRanch said...

sigh ... ahhhhhh ... nice little respite ~

Diana said...

It's good to see you friend... glad you had a moment... take a deep breath before it all starts rolling again...

care-in said...

Glad you have a break!

Aileen said...

Welcome back!! It has been a long time since I left a comment but I do read your blogs daily and miss them when they are not there! Hope you are remembering to breath and also remembering you are not superwoman! Enjoy your weeks hols and look forward to reading your blog on a regular basis again. Aileen xxx

andrea frazer said...

I think it's awesome that you have been so busy and happy. Welcome back, though!