Monday, August 22, 2011


This week I have started working 'casual', which means I have Tuesday's & Thursday's off, for which I am truly grateful. Grateful that Marshall was able to obtain work about a month or two ago now and this has allowed me to take time off as my due date draws near. Today is the first day since I can't remember.. that I can completely relax. I don't have to go anywhere or do anything. I feel peaceful, restful. The complete opposite of what I have been feeling for months now. I don't feel stressed or obligated or exhausted. My back and ribs still hurt but I can manage it better at home. I slept in til 9am and it was wonderful :) I made myself an egg on toast. I listened to a hymn. I've been sitting, staring out my bedroom window for some time this morning.. it is cool and windy and the sun shines through the clouds every now and then... a sun shower... trees rustling in the wind.. the scent of jasmine coming in through the window... then another ray of sunshine.... it's so beautiful and peaceful. 
I like this quote and I know that I truly can feel peace and calmness in my heart amidst noise and trouble. It's harder but it's possible and I believe this is achievable by following the Saviour and relying on him. Allowing him to share our burdens and make them light. The Saviour tells us to "be of good cheer" and, in John 14:27 - "Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." - How beautiful are those words...

It's raining now.. it sounds lovely and it smells good too. I love nature. All the trees and other plants will be so green and fresh and happy :) I like looking at pictures of things that make me feel peaceful... here are a few, along with a hymn that my husband chose for us to sing at Family Home Evening last night - I think it would make a nice lullaby to sing to baby. This time to rest is really good for me and baby, I can tell :)

1 comment:

  1. Ah I love the pictures you've used - I feel more peaceful having read your post!! :) I'm glad you can relax more now and have some relief from the pain you've been feeling! What a wonderful blessing for Marshall to have gotten a good job so you can take some time off as well :) Peace is one of the couple of feelings that Satan can't reproduce, so it's wonderful to know it comes from the right place. I hope you have a wonderful few weeks working at a more casual pace leading up to Baby's birth! xox