Today was bit grey for me.
I went to sleep feeling grey last night, and woke up feeling grey this morning. I've had lots on my mind, which effects my sleep, which of course means I wake up tired.
I went outside into the cool morning air to see the sky looking......
........... grey. It matched my mood!
Still, as a Mama you don't get to stay feeling this way for long. There is last night's grocery shopping to unpack, breakfasts to make, children to dress, dishes to wash, a husband who needs to be driven to work, children who need to be read to, listened to, and the list goes on.
So, I chose to seek peace. I prayed and I went back to the Psalms I was reading the other night, and we hooked into our day.
"My soul finds rest in God alone;
my salvation comes from him.
He alone is my rock and my salvation;
he is my fortress, I shall never be shaken". Psalm 62
I love that line - My soul finds rest in God alone. So, so true for me. Nothing else brings me the peace He does. Nothing. He IS peace!
After lessons, we headed to town to buy some fruit from the market and exchange our books at the library. How nice to have a full basket of new books, for free, to enjoy throughout our afternoon! I love love love the library.
This afternoon I did something I have found to be a lifesaver on a "grey day". I set up activities around the table, so the children can pick and choose what they want to do, cycling around as they complete/finish with an activity. Somehow everything looks so appealing when it's all laid out for you!
Eating bananas as you go is optional ;)
I also set up some coloured water-play on the verandah........
.......... which all the children chose as their first activity.
Elijah put on a puppet show for us, and Saraya was let loose in the garden with my camera:
See how big Marigold is now?! She was one of our chicks just a few months ago.
Since then I have had a lovely talk on the phone with my Mum, an easy tea tonight, all three children in bed by 7pm, a glass of red wine, and some time with my husband. I feel a little less grey, and think I might just wake up feeling sunny tomorrow. :) Thank you Lord that each day is a new beginning, a new opportunity and a new start.