~ I can feel at home, without being home.
~ I love being with my baby! We understand each other and—home or away—we interfere very little with each other’s productivity.
~ I can jog six miles, instead of my usual two; and it’s okay that it takes longer! And, doing it on a nature trail is worth the effort of getting there.
~ Communicating, paying bills, and shopping online allow more spontaneity. And I want to take advantage of that!
~ I lose very little time to the distractions of home—my work takes as long as it takes. And I can accept that.
~ I want to give more priority to being present than to being efficient. And, yes, I realize that I may be more productive as a result.
~ It took only 2 weeks to develop new creature comforts AND think about missing them when I left, so I brought them home with me … except for that chocolate-chip-cookie waffle with raspberry, and the daily housekeeper!
If you missed my earlier post about Sam’s whisking me off to Kentucky, here it is: I’m in KY with Sam, aka my baby. He’s doctoring horses; and I’m writing from the hotel. It was Friday morning when he decided to take me with him on this two-week stint, and later that day when he decided to leave at 3-4:00 AM the next day! His decision brought on the reality of last-minute planning and packing, the drive in hurricane traffic, the walls of a hotel room, and the news that it was 49 degrees-cold in KY! Sam’s decision was rooted in love, though.
And that, my dear friends, is when you got my post, “When your partner offers something in love, resist the temptation to find it lacking. Instead, accept it graciously. And watch it grow.”
It’s Monday, and now clear to me that the thing I most needed was a break from my routine, fresh eyes to see the big picture, and time away from the daily “housekeeping” of my life as I know it.
I’m feeling very grateful for my baby and God’s grace! He knows I’m doing my best. And, guess what, He knows you are, too. Trust those nudges that make your best better!