For a while now, I've been discussing here on Life with Lynnie (LwL) how I've been attending a legion south of Hwy. #3, on Howard Ave., on Monday afternoons.
However, yesterday was different.
Not just because I didn't join friends there to listen to great music, watch fabulous dancing, and enjoy a tasty meal. But, mainly due to the fact that I did something different.
Before I get into what I did, I need to explain a bit about my day.
Normally, I go to the library and spend about an hour there. Every day.
Just as I sat down in the library, my cell phone rang. It was my daughter, P.
She asked if I was over on the west side of Windsor; I replied I wasn't. She was disappointed.
You see, she had hoped that I would be able to give a ride to someone she wanted to join us, when we went to watch my grandson Z, play soccer. Rather than disappoint her any further, I suggested that I leave the library immediately, and fulfill her desire.
However, instead of her driving a group of team mates of Z's and I drive a person she wanted me to pick up, I suggested that there would be enough room in my van to seat everyone who needed a ride to where they were playing.
So, I quickly made my way over to P's home. And, picked up everyone who needed a ride.
Off we went to Roseland Public School, in South Windsor.
The weather was very different than it had been, lately. Recently, we had comfortable temperatures, with no rain during the day.
Yesterday, was different.
It seemed like rain would happen any moment. It wasn't sunny, but dull and overcast. In addition to being windy, the temperature was very low. Around 60 F, or 15/16 C.
Thinking about how cold it was, and seeing that rain drops began falling in the form of drizzle, I was feeling rather uncomfortable. Not because I didn't want to watch my grandson play soccer, but rather, due to the fact that I really was concerned about how easy it would be for me to become ill, after spending time outside, in this weather.
As I dropped off everyone and went to park my van, P suggested I park near the fence.
She thought that if I felt I didn't want to spend too much time outdoors, I could watch from inside my van. I truly thought this was a wonderful idea, even though I would have preferred to watch from a closer location.
Sitting alone, I found myself dozing from time to time. This shocked me, since I had a good night's sleep and hadn't really done much, physically.
At one point, I had to fight to stay awake. And, was grateful that God helped me!
Fighting the weariness of the exhaustion I felt, didn't make me want to not do good and support my grandson. After all, I love him and my other family members, dearly.
Thinking about feeling tired and weary, I thought of Galatians 6:9, "And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not."
I was sorry to see that my favourite team didn't win. Even so, I must say I enjoyed watching the game... even if I wasn't with my daughter, standing out beside the playing field.
Thank You, Lord... for helping me, in my exhaustion.
Thank You... for providing a way for me to be able to support my family members and the team members, too.
Thank You... for allowing me to rest, yet be able to show my love to those I care for.
And, thank You, for being there for me. In every way.
Until next time...
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