I can’t believe it happened….but I am officially “celebrated” out!! I am exhausted, weary, and need a break from Spring Break! Anyone else?? 🙂
As you know, last week was Spring Break for our family. The kids and I came up with a huge “A to Z” list of great stuff we wanted to do on our “Stay-cation” (recap here). Our family fun ideas were even featured in the newspaper (You can view the article & pic here). What fun!! 🙂
And boy did we have a Ton of Fun last week!….
We had a “Monday Fun-day” with lots of friends over for a day jam-packed with adventure!
On Tuesday, the kids and I headed downtown to the Amway Grand Plaza hotel for a late night of swimming, slap jack, and snacks.
In the morning, we unpacked and re-packed our bags for a Roadtrip! The girls and I headed to a cousin’s house in Indiana, joined more cousins, and then took a train ride to Chicago to visit American Girl! Woo Hoo! 🙂
We returned home, and I was completely exhausted. Done. In fact, I was planning a party on Sunday that I cancelled (John knew I must really be tired ~ unless someone is sick, I never cancel celebrating!)
All of that to say, I’m going to take the week off from blogging. I need to spend time with Jesus! The next few weeks are filled with launching a new Bible study, teaching opportunities, and lots of fun, family stuff ~ and I need to be whole (emotionally, physically, and spiritually).
I am learning that I must stop and allow Jesus to fill me completely and tend to my weary soul. I never want to share with you, my dear ones, out of the leftovers and scraps. If I want to reflect Him well, I must allow Him to fill me with His peace, His presence, and His joy. And that takes time just being “still”. (Which is not something I do naturally ~ but I am learning….)
All of that to say, next week, beginning Monday, April 19th, we’ll start the *She Sparkles* 1 year Celebration! I have fun GIVEAWAYS planned (with many of my favorite things to share), so please be sure to come back! I want to “mark this moment” and thank God for His blessing during this blogging adventure!
And, in the mean time, 5 Minutes for Mom is doing a huge Blog Party this week with amazing cool prizes. Click on the link below, and check out some of the many awesome blogs participating!!
Thanks for understanding my need for a rest. I will miss you ~ but look forward to connecting again next week!!
May your week be filled with much joy, love, *sparkle*, and laughter!!
P.S. If you haven’t entered my This Little Prayer of Mine Book Giveaway, it’s not too late! Click here for more information! 🙂