I had a great time visiting with my family last week. It was nice just being together and hanging out. The hardest part, of course, is leaving. Does anyone else deal with all those emotions after visiting loved ones? I feel like someone is hoeing over my emotions over & over again. It makes you think & wish things that are out of your control, like I wish my husband's seminary was closer to my family or I wish we had more money so we could visit more often, etc. It's incredibly hard to give your heart & desires back to the Lord & say I know this is hard, but it is best because this is where You want me. It can be so terrible, I ALMOST don't want to go visit because I know what the aftermath is going to be like. I said ALMOST!
While I was in CO, I visited the Ladies' Sunday School Class at my home church(Geoff was in PA being a bachelor for the week). Mrs. Corwine was teaching on self-discipline--how convicting is that! Especially when you think back to your house & closet that are not spic & span due to the busyness of trying to pack & prepare for your trip! She was using one Elizabeth Elliot's books to teach out of (in combination with the Bible, of course). I'll definitely need to buy that book and get some more information out of it. I find myself buysing myself with things that should not be the priority of my time, even though they are good things, but if I do them, then the responsibilities slide. I can try to justify myself by saying I work 40 hours/week, am involved with our youth group at church, etc., so who cares if my house isn't the cleanest! I'm too busy! Guess I just need to put down that book or crochet or turn off that program on TV & face the responsibilities, and work on self discipline! Geoff pointed out that we as a couple really need to work on it in general because we'll want to be examples to our future children. So, off to the laundry I go!