and leadeth me on paths of righteousness for His name's sake. (Psalm 23)
Joe had noticed the change. Mama was feeling grumpy, the kids were fighting with each other and the home wasn't feeling like a sanctuary.
I had neglected the outdoors for the past two days. We had skipped our nature therapy appointments and we were all quickly spiraling into chaos with Mama leading the way.
He had mentioned a family walk but it was raining. I complained. But then, he with his godly wisdom, assured me that I had all the tools. I had poured over the training manuals, I knew what worked. And so I agreed. I succumbed to his rightness and peeled myself out of that hackneyed chair.
This June unpredictable weather. I yearn for the sun of three days ago that warmed and colored my shoulders. Now they're bundled under a winter coat AND a rain coat.
But the air smells fresh. The oxygen is strong. We fall in love with the watering of the earth. The children laugh and jump in puddles. My husband extends his arm and we find our sanctuary being together in the comfort of God's creation.
So we continue along the path set before us and he restores our souls.