August 14, 2007

Savoring the Weekend

These are days you’ll remember
Never before and never since, I promise
Will the whole world be warm as this
And as you feel it,
You’ll know it’s true
That you are blessed and lucky
It’s true that you
Are touched by something
That will grow and bloom in you

(from "These Are the Days" by 10,000 Maniacs)

This weekend was definitely one to remember. It started early, with a trip to the pediatrician. Seems as if CJ has shingles. Yep, you read that right. An 8 1/2 year old with shingles. Praise God, her case is mild & she has no symptoms whatsoever except the blistery rash, and being run down. I think we're in the home stretch and she'll be able to resume her normal summer activities by tomorrow.

Despite CJ's illness, the weekend was stuffed with good things:

~Purchasing a new devotional Bible for CJ, to help in her new walk with the Lord

~Spending an entire afternoon with my girl, running errands & enjoying some quality "girl time"

~Sleeping in on Saturday. Much needed rest, since we were exhausted from VBS

~Restoring order to the house, and finally getting some of the vacation paraphernalia put away

~Listening to CJ pray, as she thanked the Lord for leading her to become a Christian

~Dinner out with three other couples. A wonderful meal and great conversation. And the chocolate cheesecake wasn't bad, either.

~CJ participating in her first communion

~Watching her take sermon notes in her new journal

~A Sunday afternoon nap. (something I'd looked forward to all week!)

~Working in the flower beds. Since we had a respite from 3-digit temperatures and unbearable humidity, all three of us enjoyed being outside for a change

~Family game night

What did your weekend look like?



kittyhox said...

I'm so glad you're recording all these memories during such a special season for CJ!!

Our weekend started out badly (reunion) but turned out to be great because it was the first pre-season game and we LOVE football and the hint of autumn that it brings. :)

Alana said...

I'm so impressed with your little girl taking her decision so seriously! Wonderful!

Our weekend was good, why can't I really remember what we did...gotta check the calendar ;-)

Oh, okay we had soccer camp, a baby shower, birthday party, and church on Sunday with a guest worship leader who was refreshingly passionate about worship!

Kate said...

My mom recently had shingles which led to labrynthitis. ("What's that," my husband asked, "fear of mazes?" No. She gets so dizzy that she almost falls over. Now she only has it happen when she's driving. Stay away from the roads in central NY.

No yard work here. Still 102 degrees! We went roller skating and then went to a cookout. Then we came home and scrubbed my tree hugging children with lye soap and bleach to ward off poison oak.


Sara at Miller Moments: said...

What a weekend! Sounds just about perfect to me! Thanks for stopping by today...I've enjoyed reading your refreshing blog! Blessings to you this evening...