Friday is my day off but it’s really, really unusual to get a Friday when neither my husband nor I have to work in the evening. In fact, before tonight I can’t remember the last time.
So we had dinner together (Mediterranean style chicken, as it happens) and then managed to watch a whole film (Skyfall) on DVD, sitting on our new sofas, and with neither of the children waking up. This, as a way of spending an evening, is almost unprecedented.
And it was also thoroughly enjoyable, and made me realise how blessed I am to have two beautiful children (even though one of them keeps waking me up in the night) and a warm, safe home, and a husband that I love, and some time to enjoy them all. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, to Dr B, and to J and D. And may God always keep me mindful of those who do not have what I have – if I ever resent my lack of evenings off, or wish I wasn’t quite as tired as I am, or occasionally wish things could be other than they are then I pray that God will remind me today and of all that is good, and will be good again.