Do you juggle?
While I've been gone I happily discovered that my daughter is a budding track star. I knew she was fast, but I didn't realize she was fast enough to win races and set a record. Awesome!
I've also been busy with the usual home and garden things (I expanded my vegetable and herb gardens), and visiting and helping my parents as much as I can, as well as trying to help a friend who is going through a hard time. I'm glad I can be available to them.
And, thanks to my husband, I now have another ball to keep in the air - fitness, of all things. In March, the company he works for sponsored a 12 week "Body for Life" program involving very healthy eating, and 6 days a week of serious exercise, and we signed up. Getting up at 5 am for cardio or weight lifting was a grind! But we struggled through, and I am so thankful to feel strong and fit once again. I haven't been in shape since my college days - and I cringe to tell you how long ago that was.
The most important "ball" in my life is my faith, and thankfully as I occasionally drop one or two of my other balls, that one has stayed with me. I might have mentioned earlier this year that I am memorizing "chunks" of scripture - for the incredible spiritual benefits, and also as exercise to keep my mind as fit as possible as I age (Alzheimer's is common in my family). So far I've got the first 11 verses of 2 Peter 1 under my belt, I'm almost done with Psalm 139, and am still struggling with Isaiah 53. I'm finding memorization takes a lot of work when one is in their mid forties, but what a sense of blessing/accomplishment it is when I finally get it.
Back to work!
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