Another day, another suitcase to pack.
This past week was fabulous! Vacation Bible School was amazing. I immensely enjoyed doing craft and play with the preschoolers. We colored, glued, painted and played games. Each day the activity was geared toward the Bible point of the day.
I also spent the past week with friends in Dryden. We commuted to Leavenworth for Vacation Bible School. Of course that meant packing last weekend to spend the week in Dryden.
Today I am packing again. This time it’s a little more complicated.
I take the shuttle to Seattle on Monday where I will check into a hotel for the night. On Tuesday I fly to Kelowna to see my granddaughter. Maddie is 17 months old now and I haven’t seen her since she was 6 weeks old. Am I excited? Can’t wait to hold her in my arms!
Back to the packing. I’m also moving here in Leavenworth. If I get my act together I hope to move everything else over to my new home before I leave on Monday. It’s astonishing what I’ve collected in the past 3 months. Of course I did leave a few things here when I returned to Mexico last fall.
I’ll be back in Leavenworth in August and hope to begin posting more regularly. Until then, enjoy the summer and don’t even attempt to compete with my packing adventures.
Today was the first day of Vacation Bible School. This year I’m an educator in the preschool craft and play area.
The Bible point I taught today was “When life is unfair…God is good.”
While the children inundated me with stories of how their siblings got to stay up later or got to eat more cookies or bigger donuts, my mind was in another place. While the children’s laments of unfairness were justified in their eyes, they don’t hold a candle to the one I will write about in this post.
A close friend is recovering from a severe concussion sustained during a tragic accident at work last fall. Just recently she was informed that her employment had been terminated with no opportunity for her to even attempt to return to work.
How sad for her! How sad for all the families and children who will no longer have this amazing woman in their lives.
I know that God has plans for us that often differ from the ones that we may have. He takes us along a different path that leads to greater things in our lives in the future although the unfairness of a situation often overwhelms us at that moment in the present.
When life is unfair……God is good!
I was sitting at the 76 this morning waiting for the 22 to head into town. I had a great view of Highway 2 here in Washington and the traffic going by.
It was the semis and the campers that caught my eye. And a memory that felt like yesterday.
My son was about 2 at the time and we were staying at a hotel on Highway 2 in Michigan. He sat staring out the window and was totally mesmerized by all the vehicles passing by. He clutched a handful of his own little trucks and cars, thoughtfully comparing them to the ones he saw on the highway.
It’s hard to believe that 37 years has passed by since that day……….
It’s Thursday July 4th, Independence Day here in the USA.
It was nice to sleep in and not rush off to teach a fitness class this morning. Rather than brave the crowds at Kinderfest this year, I have chosen to spend a leisurely day reading instead.
I’m currently reading The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher. This is one of my favorite books and I have read it numerous times.
I recall the first time I read it. Recovering from surgery, I had gone to visit my mother in Port Charlotte, Florida. She was determined that I rest and gave me this several hundred page book to read in the hope that I would lounge around reading and relax. Her strategy worked. I loved the book and couldn’t put it down.
Over the years I read the rest of the books Rosamunde Pilcher had written. I also collected them all. But sadly I no longer have them. They, along with the rest of my library, simply did not fit into the two suitcases that are the extent of my possessions today.
Now that I have this blog post up, I shall return to my reading until it’s time to go over to my friend’s home for dinner.