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.

Unexpected Peace 1 I’m drinking extra coffee out of  one of my sweet winter mugs.

Unexpected Peace 2 Even the pup seems pretty happy about my unplanned time off.

Unexpected Peace 3 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!