We had next to no sleep last night as Ethan is hatching something that I hope is just a heavy cold. He slept feverishly between us whilst we clung madly to the six inches of bed he left each of us on either side 😆 . The day started at 6am and was full of the usual rounds of laundry, ironing, sewing, rubbish out ready for tomorrow, Mum coming for a coffee etc. I was spared too much cooking as Ethan’s appetite is poor and quite frankly Si and I were too tired to eat so ended up with soup for tea which was minimum effort. This has meant that whilst cuddling Ethan on the sofa during his endless viewing of DVD’s today I could do alot of reading which was such a luxury even though I kept nodding off every now and then. 😉
Lent is still a hiatus from chaos [that could be a sound bite eh??] for us here, a real breathing space, and the whole family seem to be enjoying the calm and tranquility that has descended. Even Mum commented on how lovely and peaceful it was being with us this morning. I’m not sure if I’ll be at work tomorrow, it depends on how much sleep we get tonight and how Ethan is when he wakes tomorrow.
I have no amazing things to share today ~ the Japanese earthquake has knocked everything else into insignificance and it’s all I can focus on spiritually speaking. The news footage is still very sobering and I suspect that the loss of life will far exceed anything being quoted to date. I find watching any film footage of it very difficult because I’m aware that I’m watching people die ~ it seems macabre and intrusive. I’d rather just pray now……
My picture today is of some Japanese Cherry Blossom because it is Japan’s unofficial national flower and in the dying words of Katsumoto in the film ‘The Last Samurai’ ~ “I spent my whole life searching for the perfect cherry blossom but finally I realise that every single one is perfect.” We should all appreciate God’s perfection each and every day because we never know if our lives will be cut short.