Saturday, May 30, 2020

Girls' Trip May 2020

 We started the tradition of a girls only trip eight years ago!  This year with the quarantine we didn't know if it would happen or not, but things started lifting a bit in May and we took off for the beach!

It was so nice to do something normal!  We had a fabulous condo right on the beach with plenty of room to spread out and relax.  It had a full kitchen and a washer and dryer!  That is a big deal to this mama! :)  

 We cooked yummy food, watched brainless movies, spent hours at the beach, slept late and did a little bit of shopping!

Mostly it was just sweet to get away and spend some time with my girls.

                                        (oh these hats,,,, they made me laugh,,,, but they did protect our skin!)

This spring has been very stressful for everyone, but ours was extra stressful because of my dad's health.  He declined during quarantine (I'm convinced he was depressed!), and got so bad that he fell and broke his hip.  There has been a lot that has gone on around this situation and it has been a nightmare for my family.  Things that I never dreamed,,, nor should I have even had to go through. 

It has brought my family even closer together though.  I know the Lord works through all circumstances and this one doesn't take Him by surprise... but it sure did blindside me.

I am incredibly thankful for my family and some close friends that have been with us through all of it.

                                      "See, I am doing a new thing!
                                   Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
                                   I am making a way in the wilderness
                                                and streams in the wasteland." Isaiah 43:19

A new thing.... sometimes God causes changes in your life that are GOOD.  The circumstances around it might not have been, but when you get to the other side you look at things differently.  Some things... situations,,,, or even people need to be removed.  I am so thankful for Godly people that have given me the boldness to walk through this journey. The "blinders" are removed and you see things for what they are.

 “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.” Isaiah 26:3

This spring is not one I wish to go through again, but the Lord is faithful!  He has walked with me through all of it.

“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid"  John 14:27

Well, that is all for today.  I am so behind posting on here.  I am  weary with social media these days.  I miss writing on here, and hopefully can move away from time spent on SM and get back to blogging.

~Until next time,,,,

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