Sometimes, exhausted
with toil and endeavour,
I wish I could sleep
for ever and ever;
but then this reflection
my longing allays:
I shall be doing it
one of these days.”

― Piet Hein

(the cake was divine—Cakes by Darcy — Julie Cook / 2017)

Well I must say all the planning and hard work paid off—our little shower shindig on Sunday was wonderful—as a good time was had by all—
good food, good friends and loving family with 60 plus folks
gathered to celebrate mom, dad and baby to be….
aka my son and his most pregnant wife.

The most special moment of the day, for me at least, was when we got all the festive revelers quiet long enough and gathered together in one area, those both young and old,
those both new and old friends, in order that the minister who had actually
married Brenton and Abby, could bless the house.

I first told everyone gathered, through my tears, that it was in 1962 when my small
family moved into the house—Dad, mom and me…
and that the house, over the years, had seen a lot of sadness, anger, dysfunction,
sorrow, sickness, as well as death—
and so now that a new life, a new chapter was about to appear and about to be opened,
it was only fitting that we ask for God’s blessing.

Lance prayed the most heartfelt and most earnest prayer.
He prayed for healing, for restoration and for the grace to bring a child into
our current tumultuous world…that those gathered would each lend a hand in seeing
that this granddaughter of ours would be cared for, cherished, supported and loved.

He proceeded to anoint the nursery as well as the crib.

So now that we have finally gotten back home and it is late in the evening and I am exhausted—tomorrow, we’ll get back to more pressing matters here in blogville….
but for now, I”ll get ready to head to bed for tomorrow it’ll be time to pick up,
clean up and sort as I have a car load of platters, plates and “stuff” that needs to be emptied and put away…

And the tile man will be back bright and early…sigh….

But for now, I will relish the thoughts of this special day and of the special time
we have to look forward to….

As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed in a mother’s womb,
so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things.

Ecclesiastes 11:5

21 comments on “exhausted

  1. Lynda says:

    Here I am in the Sault waiting to walk the grandchildren to school and wondering how your day went yesterday and you answer all my questions in this lovely post on your blog. So happy all went well! I must admit I’m not surprised as I’m certain you looked after each infinitesimal detail with great care. Enjoy rebelling in the memory of a wonderful celebration of an amazing event. Blessings.

  2. atimetoshare.me says:

    Lovely as usual. How grand that your son and his family will be living in the house you grew up in. More memories to store. Get some rest. I know what an ordeal such gatherings can be.

  3. Only Julie could pull off such a perfect shindig! Let me assure everyone in blog land that everything there was wonderful – the food was over-the-top, the setting was perfect, and the vision of a precious little Cook running around that house warmed every heart in attendance!! An afternoon well spent!! Claiming this for you, my friend…”I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.” (3 John 1:4)

  4. ColorStorm says:

    Here’s hoping that tile guy does not add to your exhaustion. 😉

  5. Wally Fry says:

    I am glad you managed to make it all happen; now, try to get some rest!

  6. Wow, that was one big shower. No wonder you are tired. I’m so sorry I couldn’t be there. It sounds as though for sure many special and Godly things took place. I pray that this home and this time that’s coming for you and your family is truly blessed and that it fills you with great joy, hope, and love!!! Love and huge hugs, N 🙂 ❤

  7. SLIMJIM says:

    Congratulations!!!!! Nice!!!!

  8. Tricia says:

    For some reason your posts have dropped off my reader and so I missed the whole background on the traveling roadshow shower. It sounds like things went very well with some delicious looking desserts too! So cool that your son and his family will be starting a new life in your old house.

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