While I was out on a walk early in the morning a few days before Mother's Day, I spotted this wooden, black, decrepit couch frame thingie tossed by the side of the road. I have always wanted a place to lie down on my porch, but the wicker settees that I had were much too short. This monstrosity was 6 feet +. Maybe my husband and son could work on it and it could be my Mother's Day present! It's okay to suggest your present - right?!
It was finally finished this past week. What do you think? Want to stop by for a rest? (I'm thankful my husband is so amazing with wood.)
Rest, a Good Servant.––In a general way, his fellow-servant and brother, Rest, steps in with, 'It is my turn now,' and the tired person is glad to sit down and be quiet for a little, or lie on his face with a book...Thus the muscles take such turns of work and rest as help them to grow and become strong."
-Charlotte Mason, Vol. 4, p. 119
This week is the Living Education Retreat - a much needed time of rest for all of us. Looking forward to being with so many interesting people and enjoying God's creation. Here's where I'll be. It looks like a castle but it's really an old Ursuline Girls' School. Now it's a retreat center in the middle of Frontenac State Park. Please pray for safe travel, good weather, and nourishing sessions. I will share pictures after it is over.