Well, last week turned out to be one of the most interesting ever! It started out when we lost power on Christmas Day about fifteen minutes after we finished Christmas lunch. We didn’t get power again until Sunday. Oh . . . and did I mention our son, daughter-in-law, and grandson were in town? (That makes nine of us Goyer folks—ages 83, 45, 41, 23, 22, 20, 18, 2, and 1!)
Day one we were cold. Day two we got Presto logs for our fire place. Day three we borrowed a Kerosene Heater. Toasty! Day four and five we headed to Dallas, swam in an indoor pool, went to an aquarium, and ate good food. We were thankful to come home to electricity.
None of that was in my plans, but we did enjoy our time together. We played charades by candlelight, Bible trivia by the light of a fireplace, and shared lots of stories. My two-year-old daughter and one-year-old grandson didn’t even notice anything was different. Who needs electricity when you have Christmas toys?!
I was *supposed* to get some writing done (I’m usually up one-to-two hours before everyone else), but that didn’t happen. Amazingly, I’m at peace. I’m thankful for my family whom I was able to enjoy without having to worry about laundry, cooking, or writing-work-to-do. We also got around to talking about things we most likely would have never gotten around to. For example, my son shared Scripture he’d been studying lately, and my daughter-in-law asked some great parenting questions.
In the end we survived, and God is good! It’s also a reminder what balance is about. It’s not falling off the beam when things get out of whack, but going with the flowing understanding that this was part of God’s plan all along!
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