25 August, 2014

I need wings

I'm feeling pretty wrung-out after our crazy social weekend. 

Friday night
We had several friends over for dinner (bring and share, thankfully).
All barring one family who visited with us on Friday
We took the boys to wrestling and had a late lunch with friends at their house. We got home at about 4.30.

David preached at our home church then we drove 3/4 hr west to meet some dear friends and their six kids for a picnic lunch. We didn't get home until after 5pm.
The Apex Park at Gatton where we enjoyed several
lovely hours of fun and conversation.
Throughout this David's mum was with us and there was a bit of family drama thrown in with a cousin of David's being flown to Brisbane for emergency surgery.

It doesn't sound like a lot, but I'm sure tired now. I wonder how long it will take of us being in Australia until we stop feeling fairly perpetually tired?

But on the other hand, how can I complain? We're so blessed with so many friends who love us and want to see us.

I've mentioned one of our sons having trouble making friends, I've realised that another of our boys has a struggle that probably isn't going to be fixed until we get back to Japan. 

He's a home bod. A boy who's longing for routine and long unplanned days at home on weekends. Unfortunately routine isn't much a part of home assignment (aside from school) and weekends are when we catch up with friends and family who've not seen us for a long time or do formal ministry. As it stands now, we're booked up early November. Most weekend is full of the above types of activities.

So, looking ahead: this weekend we're going to Sydney for OMF National Conference, the next one we're visiting a church overnight an hour away, the weekend after that is one much like we've just had. And on it goes, until we head off for a camping holiday in the fourth week of September. Even that involves deputation at a church!

Definitely praying for "wings like eagles":
Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; ...Isaiah 40:28-31 NIVUK


Anonymous said...

I guess he's going to have some growing up to do this year. It's always hard to learn the lesson of "I don't want to but I have to, so I will," without making everyone else miserable in the process. Tough, but one we all have to learn. Time he learns to see beyond himself. We all know you guys try your best to make it easy on him, so it's not like you're ignoring his needs.

Wendy said...

Yes, he'll need to grow, we all will! It's not that he didn't have an enjoyable time over the weekend (all the social times included kids his own age). He's a strongly inclined introvert, though, who needs quiet time at home, so it isn't just that he's immature and selfish.