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Sunday, February 22, 2009
How Good and How Pleasant It Is...
As much of mini-vacation as blogging is for me, I don't normally do it on Sundays. Yes, there's that whole "day of rest" thing, but Sundays are usually when I take a breath and just sort of brace myself for the start of a new week. Another week of driving to and from preschool, changing diapers, grocery shopping, sending a certain naughty preschoolers to time-out, and prying a clingy baby off of my leg so I can do the 15th round of dishes for the day.
Up until a few months ago, Sundays were a chance for T and I to go to a Sunday School class and enjoy fellowship with other adults who are in the same stage of life as we are. We could learn, and relate, and discuss with men and women going through the same things we are. So refreshing! We can sit and not worry about customers vying for our attention, children vying for our attention, and the duties that come with various volunteer positions. Yes, we were truly blessed to have such a wonderful group of people to spend Sunday mornings with, although it's certainly hard to keep up those "couple" relationships with friends when there are kids involved!
Then TheGreatSickness arrived just before Christmas, and it has only now left my home! Someone in our household has been sick just about every week since Christmas, and even a few times before that! This winter has not been kind to us...and we made sure to get our flu shots! Boohoo!
As I drove the girls home from church today (T had to go in to work after Sunday School), it occurred to me how I had been taking Sundays for granted. We ought to be so grateful for the amazing church family we have. I suppose that sometimes you only realize what you have when you lose it for awhile. (Much like our LittleHouseOnThePrairieWeek).
My dad used to sing quite a bit at the church that I grew up in, and one of the songs he sang was a tune a friend of his had put to Psalm 133:1, listed above. It is so much more than pleasant to fellowship with other men and women in unity--in a peaceful, friendly setting where like minds can come together and share thoughts and experiences.
It is priceless!