"A cheerful heart is good medicine,
but a crushed spirit dries up the bones."
Today we had a surprise!
About ten minutes after Gavin left to take A & E to school,
in the midst of the twelfth reading of Humphrey's Bedtime this week,
I heard a happy voice -
A water-main break had occurred and school was
Now, I can't say I'd always respond well to that kind of information, but today the Lord must have blessed me with an extra measure of grace because a smile spread across my face and I welcomed them to join us for the rest of the story (and the next, and the next...).
I didn't get everything on my TO-DO list done today,
but the kids had a great morning playing outside....
and having hot chocolate!
And after an afternoon apart,
and piano lessons,
(and yes occasionally we have wine with a mid-week meal!)
Spending a surprise and mandatory vacation day together was a real blessing,
truly, good medicine!