Our family did something today that we haven't done in a long while. We took off for the beach with no real set plans. We had a destination, and some friends to see but nothing we had to do, no timeline. It was wonderful! I drove through pouring rain past horses, calves and sheep. We ate at the "best fish and chips on the West Coast(Ontario's West Coast), and waded/swam cheerfully in Lake Huron. It was wonderful!
After tucking our children into bed, Steve and I headed next door. We were celebrating our neighbour's doctorate. We had a delicious feast with good friends and lots of laughter. Currently my stomach hurts from laughing so hard. It was good. I am blessed. :)
I think the best part of today was just resting. Yes, we were out and about, but this is the first time in a long time that we haven't had a plan or a timeline. Instead we just were. It was great. Especially when the older couple seated behind us at the restaurant complimented us on our parenting. They said our children were lovely and that we were obviously very child-focussed in our parenting. That was cool! Many people have spoke about the concept of taking a sabbath or a day of rest, and whenever I hear about that it feels impossible. There is just so much to do! But today we took a Sabbath day as a family and it was good. :)