Monday, March 31, 2014

Mommy Retreat ~ China Style

 
So we've been in our new home for a few months now,
and Daddy has been here the past month.
 
And shortly after he arrived home ~ I came to realize something
 
I'm tired.
 
 
And because he is wonderful,
he blessed me with a mini retreat

 
9 days in Beijing
 
Alone

 
It did my Spirit good,
to have this time to rest.

 
And look around at the beauty I'm surrounded with,
 
This YeYe was marching to music being played over a loud speaker
here at the Back side of the Forbidden City

 
I think I cried e.v.e.r.y. day here
 
I was so tired.
 
The 2 yrs preparing to move here was amazing
Seeing how God moved mountains ~

 
However it was once we arrived,
and we all 'exhaled'
 
That I realized I was needing some help

 
And I found my Help in one of the most unlikely places.
 
In one of the heaviest polluted cities in the world.
 
My Spirit was refreshed,
My joy returned
I got my breath back
 

 
"In the morning,
 O Lord, you hear my voice
in the morning,
 I lay my requests before you
and wait
in Expectation!"
 
(Ps5:3)


 
Everywhere I looked I saw joy

 
And Life!

 
And Laughter ~

 
"They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated;
they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations."

 
Beauty everywhere ~

 
One of my favorite Galleries ~

 
And I witnessed stolen moments of such tenderness ~

 
Love the pets here!  LOL

 
So thankful to be back home now in Zhongshan,
but so thankful for my time in Beijing!
 
"Then your light will break forth like the dawn
and your healing will quickly appear"