Today I’m joining in with Erin and the ladies for our virtual tea/coffee date. We connect on the second Monday of the month.
If we met for tea I’d be so excited to tell you how much things have changed since we last met. I wrote last time about how my husband and I were struggling to find work. Well, about two weeks ago, my husband was offered a full time job! He’s taking over for the head librarian while she’s on maternity leave, for the rest of the year! I’m so completely amazed with God’s provision and his faithfulness. And I’ve been getting quite a few teaching days too! (I’m going to post a more in-depth retelling of the whole story later in the week)
If we met for tea I’d tell you about this crazy weather we’ve been having recently. We had one weekend where it was consistently above 40 degrees (104 in Fahrenheit) and peaked at around 47 (116!). As a winterphile, that was absolutely horrible. Now, not too long after that, we’ve had days of solid, torrential rain! Much better in my opinion, but my poor schoolkids have been getting cabin fever with all this wet-weather play. We did have a day of lovely, mild sunshine a few days ago – so I know they do still exist!
If we met for tea I’d ask you to keep an eye on my mental health. I’ve struggled with anxiety in the past, and recently I’ve noticed it creeping in. It’s not full-blown mental illness now, but I’ve got to be careful. To use an analogy from physical health, it’s like when you feel a cold coming on – if I take care of myself now, it’s easily managed. But if I push myself and let it go unchecked, it might turn into something worse. So, I’m really focusing on lots of time spent with God and with my husband. Things seem quite good today, I hope it stays that way.
If we met for tea I’d let you know about the She Reads Truth Lent devotional I’ve been reading through. Beautifully written, as they always are, and a wonderful way to reflect on my deep need for a Saviour and on the mysteries of the cross. On that note, I wouldn’t be having any sweets with my tea this month – as I have given up sugar for Lent!
If we met for tea I’d find out if everything was going okay with you. So much has been happening in my life recently, but I don’t want it to all be about me. What have you been struggling with recently? What joys have you found? What has God been doing in your life? It’s a privilege to really connect with someone, to be able to encourage them and be encouraged in turn.
If we met for tea I’d definitely order an Earl Grey. I simply adore it at the moment! Delicate and fragrant but with the robustness of black tea. If there’s French Earl Grey, even better!
If we met for tea, what would you share with me?