June 18: 5 Unforgettable Truths I Learned
This has been an unforgettable adventure vacation for me with my oldest son and daughter! I am thankful for the opportunities we've had together. Today we have taken things much slower. We've just enjoyed each other's company.
Anna Mae and I started off the day going back to the gluten free restaurant Chambelland, for a nice breakfast and some treats to take on the flight tomorrow. Yum, yum, and yum! On the way back we each found a last minute item that we have been looking for.
Arriving back at the Aparthotel, we gave David his pain au chocolat for his breakfast. Then we relaxed and packed. Tonight we went out for our 'last supper' in Paris, and enjoyed our time. We will be getting up fairly early tomorrow to head to the airport, so, without further ado....
7 Unforgettable Truths I Learned:
1. God is BIG! Seeing Paris again, and Spain for the first time, has shown me again how big God is! Isaiah 66:1 says, “Heaven is My throne, and earth is My footstool. Where is the house that you will build Me? And where is the place of My rest?" When I remember how big God is, then I am more at rest.
2. God is ALWAYS on time! Missing our flight, and then catching the next one with minutes to spare, shows me that I can rest in Him when I am short on time. God is, and is always, on time. When I rest in Him, I will make the right connections.
3. God has blessed me with wonderful gifts in my children! Spending this time with my oldest and youngest 'adult' children has been such a wonderful time. The only thing that could have made it ANY better would have been to have the middle child here as well. I am so thankful for each of my children, and love the personalities and gifts that He has given each one.
4. God has given me a sure path to follow with my new business. Starting a new career at 54 can seem a daunting task, but it isn't. The passions that God has put inside of me, plus following His lead, will see me through. Eating gluten free over here, searching out the foods and restaurants we could eat at, and seeing the demand for these products has encouraged me tremendously.
5. God wants me to greet everyone with a smile, an encouraging word or gesture, and an attempt to see things like that particular person does. In embracing the cultures we have been in, and the people we have met, we have been a blessing to others. We have been 'the change we want to see' to others. Kindness, a smile, and understanding are free to give - they cost me nothing, but pay dividends in keeping their', and my', heart warm.
Most of the problems I face pale in comparison to the riches of these five truths. I am wealthy beyond compare....and I am thankful. I really, really love the life I live and desire to always live the life I love!
My heart is full. We enjoyed each other, and each day to the fullest.