Good morning, Father!
I am so excited that I could not go back to sleep when I awoke before 6am, even though I didn’t go to sleep until 2:30am, lol. But I had SUCH an awesome idea — a possible plan — and it does NOT have anything to do with my work (so it is different than waking up in “design mode” or something, lol). Lord, I give you my heart and its little hopes and dreams, including the idea I have in my brain of how it could work out to have several days or even a week to spend with my youngest son over his Christmas vacation! In a nutshell, he texted me awhile back, asking what we are doing for Christmas. Later, he said he didn’t know if he’d have more time off for that or for Thanksgiving, but I KNOW that college semesters tend to END before Christmas and pick back up again awhile after New Years. AND my mother-in-law said she wanted to book a cabin or something for Christmas, so if she will allow me to stay here, and if my son will drive down, then SHE can have time alone with her son at the same time as I get some time alone with my own son! Lord, you KNOW that my youngest son requires MUCH time to settle in, and feel like we have a GOOD visit. You see how he does NOT like our quick little less-than-a-day visits on our way through his part of the country. And you see how much my heart longs to have uninterrupted time to go for nice walks with him — AND share with him the awesome landscape here, within walking distance — and listen to good music with him, and have TIME to really TALK with him! And you also see that as long as my Mate is around, I will always be distracted, driven to be more faithful to my Mate than to my own grown children — as YOU have ordered it, Lord. So I am lifting this whole situation up to you, faithful Shepherd, and I am asking you to allow me this time with my youngest son, at least several days with him here in the camper, while my Mate is off having a good time with his own mother. I can think of no better way to celebrate the end of this year. :D