A Dark Starry Night

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We arrived at our destination late last night and slept in our clothes, because we didn’t have the energy to change. We have a nice place to lay our heads. It’s so peaceful and quiet! We love to be out of the car, but it is freezing here. We must have brought the cold Mid-west temperatures with us.

As I’ve said before, we’re much too old/sick to be making these long trips. I’m thankful that we made it here alive and for God’s protection in doing so, but we’re too old to drive that far in a single day. Hubby’s bad back gave him fits after he fell outside in the dark last night. Nothing broke, but he’s sore. He’s doing many stretches that relieve the tightness somewhat.

I’m thankful for my ankle brace, which worked well. My sprained ankle didn’t swell any more than usual, which is good for me. All in all, I am thrilled to be here and can’t wait to see the grand-kids! But with the driving it is too dangerous. I get in tons of pain when I drive far. Hubby falls asleep too much, so we stop a lot and let him rest.

We also almost crashed when a red Mazda was half-way into our lane (on his phone) and I froze and couldn’t say anything. Hubby saw it before it was too late and was able to enter the lane to our left. But driving through a big city, that lane could have easily been occupied. Thank God it wasn’t!

Being in a small rural area it’s amazing how still and quiet it is. All I’ve heard is a crow outside and the only lights we saw late last night were stars. Other than that it was almost black as we drove down country roads to our stop for the evening.

It’s only January the 4th and I’m not trying to reach my goals yet. Making this type of trip is not going to help me start putting my health and well-being farther up the list. Parents seem to think of other’s needs (even adult children) as the more important than their own. I know many parents have moved past that priority, which is probably healthier.

My goal today is to eat healthier food and leave stressful situations if I need to. Those are goals that I really believe I can accomplish today.

Are you making progress in your New Year’s resolutions (or aspirations to change something in your life)? I hope and pray that you can. We all want success for everyone, even if it’s success in taking care of yourself. Money isn’t the only important thing in life.

I’m thankful that I can be and feel thankfulness. That blessing enables me to connect to others and share in their struggles and offer encouragement. I hope that you will be encouraged today!

“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.”

Matthew 8:28-30

This verse is true for physical fatigue, but the main purpose is to show the reader that you can find “Rest for our souls” ….

When our soul is light and fearless, we are in a place where God can give peace and rest. God Bless.

@2024, copyright Lisa Ehrman

Disclaimer: I’m not a medical expert. This post contains my experiences and opinions and is not meant to be taken as medical advice. If you have a medical concern, please consult your personal physician.

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