Updated: Apr 1, 2020
I've been thinking and debating on writing a post on here for a while now. Just never sat down long enough to do so. Well, there is no excuse now, is there? I have all the time I need to write and bestow upon you whatever it is I'm lead to type-ity type to you.
No work. No school. No friends or family stopping by. (Other than the ones I am currently quarantined with. Plus one dog and four cats, but that's a story for another time.)
Between work and church, my life was pretty full throttle. Every day planned out with things to do and get done before the sun sets on the valley. But now, I have all the time I need. Plenty of time to get caught up on everything I've been putting off. Finally unpack all the boxes from where I moved back in November. (Let's be honest, I haven't started on that task yet.) Get caught up on my 'Read the Bible in a Year Challenge'. Get more stuff done at the church and plan slides out for the next few weeks.
But the one thing I've enjoyed about all of this, is enjoying the time with my parents. We've all been so busy in life that even though we live in the same house, I wasn't seeing them often. (In a let's have a conversation and catch up sense.)
My family and I have started a strange, unspoken competition. Who can scare who more often. Guess who's losing... Yeah, yours truly. I scare way too easy and I'm even more jumpy now than ever before, thanks to my lovely parents. Whether its waiting on someone to come out of the bathroom or standing behind my Dad's bedroom door at 2 AM in the morning, just to finally see Dad jump out of his skin. (Spoiler alert: he did not in fact jump out of his skin. I failed miserably.)
Having painting competitions and having dinners at the table with fun loving conversations. Going live on Facebook to have a fun 'Family Game Night' with our church family and friends. Watching a movie together and then realizing you're the only one awake because Mom, Dad and Draco (our dog) have all fallen asleep. Just enjoying each other's time.
Even though we are stuck in this house with just the three of us, we are loving it. The slow pace and relaxation that we all desperately needed. I thank God that I have this time. Time to enjoy with family. To relax and take a break. Thank you, God for all you've done through all this.
So, I'm asking you this... What have you gotten out of this quarantine? What is one thing that you can thank God for out of all of this?
"In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you." 1st Thessalonians 5:18
-Amanda R. Rose