After a crazy weekend and a stress-filled couple of weekdays, my husband convinced me to take Thursday and Friday as vacation days. I know, it sounds weird to take vacation days as a homemaker. But the long period of waiting and wondering and praying about our adoption is very draining. I spent the first couple days this week trying desperately to be productive, failing at most of my attempts, and then beating myself up over my failures. That’s not a very healthy attitude.

So, my husband convinced me to take two days off, followed by the Sabbath. I’m doing a couple needed things, like staying on top of the dishes and running one load of laundry today. Other than that, I’m relaxing. I’m an introvert and recharge by being at home so it’s nice to be home and not busy with housework or other things. My husband even offered to go grocery shopping for me tomorrow and I’m taking him up on his offer. It should be a quick trip as we just need produce for the weekend and then I’ll go shopping again on Monday.

What am I doing? Well, I finished two books that I had been reading. I’ve made a lot of progress on my current puzzle. I wrote letters to a couple of our sponsored kids. And I’ve been studying Chinese. All things I enjoy doing that are low pressure. I’m so grateful to have a husband who sees my stress and encourages me to slow down and relax.

I’m also trying to spend more time in God’s Word. This period of waiting is so hard for me. There’s nothing that can be done. No paperwork, no appointments. Just wait. I checked in with our agency this morning to see if there’s been any news. Nothing yet. Just wait. So I will continue to do that.

Tomorrow I will study some more Chinese, finish my puzzle and hopefully start another. I may even bake my first pumpkin of the fall season, just because I can and because my husband loves pumpkin pie. Ah, sweet relaxation.

5 Thoughts on “Vacation

  1. I hope your vacation has brought a measure of peace to your heart. I'm still praying for you!

  2. Thanks Ann! My vacation days have relieved a lot of the pressure to get things done but not the anxiety. I'm still working on that one. 🙂 🙂

  3. Sounds wonderful! We prefer being at home too.

  4. Hi! Cassandra, I pray you are having a restful Sunday.
    As for your puzzles, do you hang them?
    Or do you restart them?

  5. Michelle – Neither, actually. I put them together, leave them on the table for a few days to admire the completed puzzle, and then take them apart. We pass them along to one of several people we know who enjoy puzzles. There are very few puzzles that I will enjoy putting together more than once. After I've completed a puzzle, I prefer passing them along to someone else rather than doing them again. What about you?

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