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Rest, A Good Servant (Before and After Pics)

Before

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?!

During

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.)

After


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.

Warmly,
Nancy


6 comments:

  1. It is gorgeous! I like that you have a doily on your porch table--because why not?! Looks like a great place to rest.

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  2. What a beautiful place to rest! Make sure to take time to enjoy it!!
    ~lisa

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  3. a lovely post and started praying this morning for the week ahead for you and the LER travellers! Bon Appetit as the feast is laid out before you all.

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  4. Lovely! PS - If I did not suggest my gift at appropriate times (ie birthday and Mother's Day) I might never get one. I'm on your side!

    Wishing I could join you at LER this year. I'm sure that it will be fabulous and I look forward to attending myself some day.

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  5. What a relaxing, inviting place, Nancy! Kudos to your hubby and son...and you for seeing the poor benches potential. :) (PS - my dh WANTS me to give gift suggestion ideas. ;) ) I'm beyond excited to see you soon! :)

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  6. Oh how beautiful it came together! A truly restful place to ponder and pray. Enjoy the retreat, I look forward to hearing about it. I too would love to make it to LER someday.

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