So last night I was exhausted, but my mind didn't seem to listen to my body. I went to bed I "think" at 12:30 or maybe it was 1:30, I really can't remember. I ended up getting into bed and started to read more of Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers (I highly recommend this!!! It's soooo good!) It's a Christian novel and I'm just really loving it.
Ok so I was reading last night and look at the clock and it was 3:00 AM! So even though I knew I could read way more reading wasn't doing the trick to get me to sleep...so I put the book up and turned off the light. After 30 minutes I could not get comfortable and was actually even more awake! So I came out here and took care a of a few things for Awana that needed to be done, then went and put away the basket full of towels and then hung up my clothes that needed hung up, then got back into bed and started reading again...finally at 4:30 I put the book up, frustrated that it was NOT helping me to go to sleep. I guess it's just TOO good! :X So I turned off the light and just started praying that God would bring me sleep and let my mind rest and of course my body rest. I know I probably prayed a good 15 minutes and finally sleep came to me! The boys kindly woke me up at 8 am. I layed on the couch so exhausted for about 2 hrs, yeah I was absolutely NOT productive for those 2 hrs I had absolutely no energy to do anything!!
I had a meeting at noon for FRG, Chad was home with the boys, he fed them so when I got home Jack went down for his nap and Jacob and I started his school work, then we just hung out and talked. I cleaned up a little then when Jack got up we had to run to the chapel because I had to get more certificates for my Sparks (Awana) to fill out, then the boys and I ran to the PX and got Chad's birthday gifts. The boys got him a shirt and shorts and I got him a Stein that has the city we live in on it! It's beautiful!!! We picked up a card and we all signed it and we put it in the boys closet and I told Jacob to give it to Chad Sunday morning, which I will remind him again before I leave tomorrow to give it to Dad before they go to church!
So tomorrow I'm off! I'm really so excited, I can't even tell you! It's going to be such a great weekend in so many ways. I also think I could use a break from everyday life. I've NEVER been away from my kids for more than a day. Well, I take that back. I was away from Jacob when Jackson was born for a few days and in NICU. Anyways though, this will be the first time I've ever been away from both boys! I know that I need a refresher, not so much from the boys and Chad but for myself. I have been feeling myself needing to have quiet time with God.
I don't see me on here until Monday! So have a wonderful weekend. I hope you all feel God filling your soul.