After several weeks of keeping way too busy on the weekends I hadn’t realized just how long it had been since I’d been in church.  Somehow a few weeks slipped by and I hadn’t gone due to being out of town.  When we sat down in the pews I closed my eyes, took a deep breath, and felt very much at peace.  I swear I could tell that my spirit already felt better just being here.  It’s not that God or my faith had ever been too far from mind, but it just felt good.  I felt grounded and I could feel my shoulders relax a bit.  I wouldn’t ave guessed I’d felt this way fifteen years or so ago, but I actually missed going to church! It was wonderful!

After church, grocery shopping, and lunch we headed out as a family to the corn maze for our normal fall tradition.  We had fun searching for our way, laughing often, giving each other a hard time, and goofing around.  All the while we enjoyed the beautiful fall weather.  At times it felt like I was almost getting too much sun, but at this time of the year I’m happy to press my luck.  We completed each of the mazes and then spent more time goofing off in the games area.  It was non-stop family time and we enjoyed every moment of it.  Becky even somehow managed to roll me completely over in the human hamster wheel.  Spending that much active time out side with my family always brings me joy.

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All in all, today has been ridiculously awesome!  So much to be thankful for, so many times I’ve paused and thought about blogging, and so much joy in life.  As I told The Big Guy (or Gal) Upstairs earlier today, “thank you for so much awesomeness surrounding me!”

Thanks!!!

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