Friday night started with a celebration. I took Annelise and Qavah to see the Princess on Ice show at the civic center. They were wide-eyed with the lights, music, and costumes. Qavah met up with her friend Emily who was celebrating a birthday and they hugged before going to see the exhibit of Cinderella together. The glass slipper, the dazzling princess gowns, and the joy of being a little girl made the experience one that the girls will remember with delight.
I had a weekend guest and, after having the whole family for dinner Saturday night, we got up for church on Sunday, greeted by a beautiful, balmy Fall day. After spending time with my friend over lunch, we came home to the family and my friend said goodbye. She had to drive back to Winston-Salem. Our family spent some time during the evening praying for the upcoming week and then as if waking up from a dream it was Monday morning.
We are back to real life, routine responsibilities, and making sure the household is back up and running smoothly for the week. Throughout the weekend I had a sense of joy that stayed with me as I cooked and cared for my family. I had the real sense that God is in control and that there is nothing I need to do but to enjoy the life He gave me. I'm so thankful for this season of peace for the girls.
The girls wouldn't turn around for a picture. Cinderella had captured their attention:
And then there was the glass slipper:
A Princess admiring a Princess: