It all started last weekend when Michelle went with her parents to California for a funeral. Their plane left at around 8:30am from Austin on Saturday, which ment that they needed to leave San Antonio about 6am, which in turn ment that we needed to wake up at 5am. Whew!
They arrived in California and were able to spent time with family and have a wonderful memorial service. Michelle, however, doesn't tend to adjust to different time zones very well. Although she was in Pacific time, her body was operating on Central time, which ment she was waking up two hours early and ready to go to bed long before her California family.
Now, one of the benefits of our job is that Michelle and I get to work together from home. We basically spend all day, everyday, with each other. It truly is wonderful! The down side of that is, when we are appart, life just seems a little off kilter. I know that with Michelle gone I wont sleep very well, so I don't want to go to bed. So for those 4 nights I stayed up till 3am or so and ended up cleaning the whole house!
Gabi and I did have some great daddy-daughter time. Being Mr. Mom went very well until Tuesday when I woke up late and failed to get Gabi to school on time, but that is a story for another time.
Michelle came home late Tuesday night. Her plane landed in San Antonio at about 1am Wednesday morning. Gabi and I went to pick her up and by the time we got home and un-wound a little it was almost 2:30am. So needless to say we have been operating in catch-up mode the rest of the week. It has been a good week, we just feel like we haven't fully recovered from so many late nights and early mornings.
I was able to spend some time writting in the studio on Friday where I came across the verse in Ephesians 6:10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. This was such a great reminder and encouragement to me. I don't have to rely on my own strength, God's power is ready and available at all times, I just have to choose to use it! He is willing to give it to any who will ask!
Although we have drifted through this week half asleep with aching bodies and blurry eyes, we have enjoyed being back together as a family. It is so good to know that even when we feel like we have nothing left in the tank, we don't have to do this on our own. What a wonderful blessing! We can live in His strength! Be strong in the Lord! Live full of His mighty power! (but do make sure you get enough sleep!)
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By the way...as luck would have it, this is the 2nd time I have written this blog. I had it finished and ready to post when I hit the wrong button and erased it all. Just kind of goes along with the kind of week it has been! Just makes me chuckle a little!