Then I got to spend quality time with family as we tackled a couple of yard projects as well as a new faucet for the kitchen sink...and then shared dinner together. My great nephew gave me the ultimate compliment when he asked his parents if they could spend Christmas Eve here. I thought to myself "I would love that"; however, I leave that decision to his Mom and Dad. They do have other family obligations that time of the year as well. Besides Christmas is eight months from today...a lot can happen between now and then.
So today I find myself mentally and emotionally in a better space than I had been in the last few days. Am I still in culture shock? Most assuredly. Yet I can see where this just might work.
Lastly the Daily Word was again right where my need was/is right now with this thought: "Joy provides me with appreciation for the up moments, faith to face the down moments, and peace during the times in between."
I can't say this is an "up" moment but I know it is not a "down" moment...so it has to be an "in between" moment and right now that is ok with me.