Sunday, June 05, 2011

Denial and Peace


I’ve felt robbed lately.

Of the usual enjoyment of having a funny husband and an equally-hilarious kid.

Of a peace about our future.

Of sleep and any kind of rest.


So I did it.

I refused.

Those painful changes?  I denied them the right to my weekend.


And guess what?

My husband is still funny.

My kid is still hilarious.

And God doesn’t let any man steal my future.


In the middle of that thing I can’t blog about”… God gave us the most awesome break from the stress.

A day at the water.  First the fountain:



Then at the docks:



Then for bowls of clam chowder and a session of funny faces at a restaurant.  The kid charmed our waitress for sure:





Then Mr. Daddy tried his hand at charming our waitress too:



The Olympics were showing off that day…

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And we cracked up over silly little things like running into branches.


Then headed home for some man-to-man time.

What?  You don’t mow the lawn with a pair of binoculars?

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Then I realized all over again that I married into one wonderfully crazy family…


Heck yeah, we went muddin’!



And that was after the trauma of crossing THE CREEK.



Are we brave or what?  You’re welcome for not posting the video of me screaming like a girl.

Guess what?  You’re not going to believe this… I didn’t get injured the whole time!  Maybe that is a reward for all the mud I had to shake out of my hair and my underwear (don’t ask).


And God is still good.

Thanking Him for moments like these.

And how was your weekend?


Shana Putnam said...

I can just imagine how besotted the waitress was when Mr Daddy starting wooing her with his "look" haha. Hilarious for sure. Of course Itty Bit is just the cutest thing in the world. He has grown so much. Looks like a wonderful time that you really needed and I am so happy you did it. Praying for the situation and for peace for you friend. I know you need that so much right now.

Amy said...

"Denied them the right to my weekend." Love it. Good for the family. Good for the soul.

Buckeroomama said...

I still can't get over how "fair" Mr. Daddy's upper arms are compared to his forearms! :)

Glad you had some fun this weekend AND did not meet up with any kind of mishap! :)

Lisa said...

Okay, I will let you laugh at my total redneck-east coast self.

After the comment about the "Olympics showing off" I spent a good 2 minutes playing find the hidden objects in the picture. I was looking for ATHLETES, not MOUNTAINS. You might be a redneck if...........

Tamar SB said...

Little Bit is a charmer!! So adorable and that sounds like a much needed fun wekend!! Hope you enjoyed!!

Discovery School at First Baptist Heath said...

Beautiful wekend... and on my knees for ya'll

Anonymous said...

I am so so happy that you had a lovely weekend with your gorgeous family
So sorry to hear you are still having that horrible stressful thing
Love you guys
Floortime Lite Mama

Floortime Lite Mama said...

Hey so I am guessing this is something else and not the accident
Continuing to send you massive hugs and thoughts and prayers
And apologies for leaving anonymous comments
I am having issues with blogger
Floortime Lite Mama

sara said...

Thanking God this morning for your weekend! He is so good and knows exactly what we need and when we need it!!

I had a great weekend too with all my kids home!! Lots of family games and fun!

Kmama said...

Rachel, I have been such a bad bloggy friend lately. I'm so sorry I missed your post on Friday. Email me (when you have time and feel like it) and catch me up. My heart is aching for you.

He & Me + 3 said...

So glad you were able to laugh & have a great weekend! Do not let others or the devil try & steal your joy. Rest in Christ & know that you are loved so very much by not only HIM but so many others.

Bethany said...

YEAH! for a fun weekend. Praying for your unbloggable situation.

Your little one is so adorable. I love all the faces and the self confidence he has.

Saimi said...

Ha, Lisa's comment was too funny. Looking for Olympians not Mountains...

Ok, you guys know how to have fun! Every thing about this post say's fun, fun, fun!!! I'm glad your feeling better and your prayers have been answered!

And yes, you do have two AMAZING guys in your life!!

Foursons said...

So, so, SO happy you had a good weekend. That took incredible determination and strength on your part to put everything else behind you for a few days.

I know that now it's Monday again, but hold on to those smiles and remember what's important in life. Praying as always!

Allenspark Lodge said...



julie said...

Ok, this darn thing has not been letting me post!!!!!!!!!!! GRRRRR... for so many wonderful posts now and you have no idea what I am saying :) LOVE LOVE LOVE this and that you were able to enjoy the moment. "if you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change." Hang in there my friend.

Stacy said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time enjoying the warm weather this weekend! I bet that was nice to just let loose and enjoy yourselves. The muddin' looks fun, too (but very dirty LOL)!

tiffany said...

Joy in the midst of pain is one of God's greatest gifts. Walking through it as well today. He will give you wonderful reasons to smile, dear friend.

Diane said...

Love the photos. Girl, you are brave. I don't know if I could ride that four-wheeler through that deep water!

And yes, God is still good....always.

stephanie said...

what a fun weekend! clam chowder sounds SO good right now!! I am jealous of where you live- it just looks so fun!!

Anonymous said...

Goof for YOU!!! Don't let the bad win. Life is short, so enjoy each day. :)

Anonymous said...

Opps... "Good"

Anonymous said...

Thank for making me smile.... :)

Beth Zimmerman said...

I remember one day, right smack in the middle of a stressful time, when I stood in our green backyard watching my husband and a friend set up and fill a pool while our boys played nearby, and it occurred to me that I was happy! Sounds strange. It was such a normal moment but I think those are the moments in which we know "the fullness of joy!"

Goodness and Mercy Mom said...

Rachel, first of all, thank you so much for helping me fix my Blogger commenting problem!!! Your solution did the trick.

I'm so sorry you are going through such a difficult time. I'm so proud of you for not letting all that yuck rob you of your fun weekend. Praying for good days ahead for you and your sweet family.

Thanks so much for your encouragement and bloggy friendship. It means more than you know.

Much love,

robin said...

So glad you got a break from your stress and your weekend looked like SO much fun!!! I loved each and every picture!! I really loved your smile in the first pic! :)

Lexie Loo, Lily, Liam & Dylan Too said...

I'm so glad you had a wonderful weekend! Considering the post below, it sounds like you really needed a break. I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers. I'm so sorry things have been so difficult for you.

Brandi said...

Okay, 'Olympics' I had NO IDEA what in the name of snow-covered-mountains in June you were talking about. LOL. ;)

You've been on my mind, girlie, so it's nice to hear you had a relaxing weekend. You deserve it.

And gosh darn, that kid is sooooooo YOU it's scary. I'm sure there's plenty of Mr. D in there too, but my goodness he is favoring his mama right now. He's a doll.

kc said...

that was a beautiful post! finding joy in the things around us, and doing our best to give the rest up to God.

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