My list of "to-do's" for since we moved here has been winding down. Most everything has been unpacked and the only pressing things left to do are get the car's oil changed and get my drivers license renewed (I also have to do the eye exam!). Over the past week I have found myself starting to feel slightly stir crazy since Derek's schedule has been over-demanding and I have had a lot of alone time. At first I found this time refreshing and rejuvenating. Now I am finding myself feeling antsy and hunting for things to do.
Derek and I talked about it last night and we still feel we want to be able to make it work with me staying at home for now. He told me I should enjoy this time and that someday we could have eight kids running around and I will be longing for a few seconds to myself. It's so funny that I can remember days past where I have said that exact same thing, and here I am now with that time and I am frantically trying to fill it all up.
So today I am sitting here on my couch with my coffee listening to the birds and the wind outside. I am enjoying the cool breeze coming in off the balcony and the fact that it is peaceful and quiet in my apartment for the moment. I am going to drink in the beauty of this day because it is a gift. I am going to try to embrace these moments of quiet and be thankful for them. I am going to try and rejoice in this time I have to spend how I want to spend it and draw closer to God through it. I will enjoy each moment as it comes and choose to see it as one from God, no matter what.
"This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." -Psalm 118:24
This post is part of Emily's Tuesday's Unwrapped, celebrating everything and anything.