We took a little unplanned four day weekend vacation.
It was wonderful, a gift from heaven. And ironically enough, it was the result of Joel's layoff from his most recent job on Wednesday of last week. We celebrated! Honest. It was a job that won't be missed. After six long 80 hour weeks, we needed this time together as a family. The day after Joel's job ended he didn't waste the daylight and went out in search of another job. And jobs that pay the bills are scarce right now. But this time, I can't explain the peace we had. Maybe it was a mixture of relief and thankfulness for the time we could spend together and the faith that comes when it's all we have left, but we weren't worried. The sixth company Joel called offered him a job. An answer to prayer. God, you are so faithful.
And for four whole days we had our daddy all to ourselves. You would think he would take this time to catch up on some much needed rest. But no, he took us on bike rides, played games with us in the park, walks through the woods, family fall festivals, music in the square, and late night movie dates. He did what he always did and does the best--he loved us well and with everything he has. It's no small wonder we adore him.
|looking mighty fine on a park bench|
We love you, daddy-o. You are our hero.
And thank you, my Lord and my God, for these four days of wonderful.