Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Gift of Home

When a case of tired-Mama hits and I wind up with a fever and fighting a sore throat, the only thing I long to do is rest and stay home. My day is supposed to be full - homeschool, care for this home, feed my children, help with a yard sale set up, host friends for dinner, etc...

But, instead - I am handed a day of quiet, rest, peace ... home.

When a sweet friend calls to see if we can go to the daffodil farm with her, I admit that I'd love to but am not feeling well. But, then she asks if she can just come get my kids and is here before we know it and I am served this gift: quiet.

She also delivers my yard sale stuff and I am delivered another gift: rest, a clearing of my day. Tears sting the back of my eyes and I am so humbled that she would serve me so gracefully and beautifully.

God has seen my desire for more time at home and through an unconventional way, He has given me the desire of my heart for today. Home.

Our schedule has been busy and I have been seeking how to eliminate. The answers are not clear yet, but I have today. I have a precious gift of a day at home. Thank You, Lord, for nudging a dear friends heart to minister such grace and blessing to me. I am so grateful and am being restored in this gift of quiet and rest.

{Photos: a full of character former-playhouse turned chicken coop at my friend Susan's farm!}

9 comments:

Mom said...

Great post -- how wonderful of your friend to give you this respite from your daily duties. :) Love and miss you, Mom

Bevy said...

This warms my heart just reading these words. What a gift! I know what that feels like...and it is really special.

That is truly your friend putting love into action. Working it with her sleeves literally rolled up.

This is the very subject-line I've been thinking about lately. Love in action. (hospitatlity)

I hope you heal today - just by the peace you feel in your soul. :)

Grace said...

I am so thankful for your friend! what a blessing!! Love you! and hope you are feeling better. We must talk soon! Big news going on in my life!!

asnipofgoodness said...

What a special gift from a friend, and you were gracious to accept! Her gift was a blessing to her as well I am sure!Hope you are feeling better soon.

South Girl in the West said...

what an amazing blessing for you to have a wonderful friend! it is such a blessing to have people in our lives that listen to the promptings of the Spirit so God can use them to help others! Hope you are feeling well!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful gift from your friend, Monica. Do hope you got a lot of good rest today and will feel much better tomorrow.
Love you, Grandma

Anonymous said...

hi monica.....so glad you were blessed by your friend today. may you feel better and better each day!
connie

Kelli said...

What a beautiful gift from your friend. Hope you got some much needed rest...mommas can not get sick!

Tim and Susan said...

I am sure you needed it. Enjoy. An extra blessing from God. Isn't He good?