Surprisingly, Mr. T (who could use relaxation even more than I) ended up with most of Friday off. We were able to head to the lake together. I hadn't told anyone he was coming, just in case something fell through and he ended up working. And also, it would be fun to surprise the kids!
We have a busy life with many responsibilities and -- as I think I mentioned in the post about the hike -- he has a demanding (though enjoyable) job with long hours and sometimes a lengthy commute. So every day I pray that we might find some time, no matter how little, to relax. Sometimes it is truly surprising to see God's provision (although we shouldn't be taken by surprise: He is all-powerful, after all!). That Friday was one of those amazing times. We would not have thought to ask God for a day off, but He knew what we needed and provided it anyway!
|I find this view so calming.|
|I think she had just eaten some sand in this picture.|
|Crawling is even more fun in sand!|