Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.
My two oldest children went back to school yesterday. They began a new chapter in a new-to-them school. While both were a little nervous, they came home with raving reviews about how they thought that maybe this new school would not be quite so bad after all.
Here is my beautiful First Grader~~
And my very handsome Third Grader~~
It has been our tradition that I take the kids to school on the very first day. I like to help get them settled in, introduce myself to their new teacher and yes, I am the annoying mom that is always snapping pictures. Thankfully, my sister is always more than willing to help me out by letting my youngest spend the night at her house so I can focus on the older two children for the morning.
After taking the kids to school, spending a little time in each of their classrooms and visiting the PTA table I came home to an empty and very quiet house.
Now, I had planned on getting this whole list of chores done around the apartment while I had the opportunity because my toddler was not home.
Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him.
As I sat for a moment in that quiet and empty house, I realized how long it had been since I had truly rested; when I had taken a day to just sit still, to be quiet, to do what I wanted to do.
That is what I did.
I took some devotional/prayer time.
I read a little bit.
I watched some TV.
I played on the computer.
It was nice.
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.