Unexpected Peace

I was up until 1 in the morning today.

I’d love to say that I was finishing an awesome book, or that I was able to stay awake for a whole movie, or even that I was chatting with one of my long distance besties.

But no, sadly I was up holding a puke bowl for one of the five year-olds. For the dramatic five year-old.

This morning, groggily, the hubs and I got to have “the talk“. You know, the “who stays home”.  He has more paid leave than I do, but, as a pastor, he is kind of in his “busy season”. I had some actual pressing stufff to get done, so he took one for the team and slept in covered the morning shift and I came home at lunch time.

Thankfully the sick twin is feeling better, but still moving slow (and napping!) and the well twin is still healthy.

So what I get is a bit of unexpected peace during a busy season. I was able to do some dusting and tidying, some painting with the girls, and now I am cozy in my quiet living room. I’m watching the snow fall softly outside. I have Christmas music streaming on Amazon Prime.

 I’m drinking extra coffee out of  one of my sweet winter mugs.

 Even the pup seems pretty happy about my unplanned time off.

 All in all, it is a good reminder that is a pretty good idea to schedule in a bit more down time.

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Written by Dakotapam
I'm a Lutheran pastor's wife and mom to six kids, including young adult sons down to 8-year old twin daughters. My life is sometimes normal, and sometimes crazy; but through it all, I know that I am blessed! Some people say that I have my hands full, I prefer to call it living life with both hands full, and I love it!