What a good Monday!
First, we were up at 6am today to deliver our weekend guest (a fellow Partners staff member from Chiang Mai) and our volunteer all of last week (also headed back to Chiang Mai) to their ride. I came back to the house pretty exhausted and overwhelmed at the mess of dishes, the bathroom needing cleaned, the floor needing swept, the trash needing to go out, and four loads of laundry waiting to be done. And plus the work at Partners ahead of us: we’re a little swamped currently with our job, the children’s project fill-in we’re doing, and our language learning.
Doesn’t sound like a great start to a Monday, right?
In sweeps Stephen. He decides I should go back to sleep a little this morning while he heads off to the office and staff meeting, then have time today to clean and get caught up while he “represents us” at the office.
One of the sweetest things he can do for me. I slept for an hour more, got nearly all the cleaning done (only half the laundry because it has to air dry, which just takes time), and generally wrapped my head around all that had to be done this week. It was so sweet of him to see me at the end of my rope and save me 🙂
So I had a wonderful morning and afternoon, then Stephen returned later today for us to work together on some Partners things. And then…
…We got an email from my brother-in-law, Chris, telling us they he & Jenn had booked tickets to come see us in October and November! We are so excited to officially have our first guests on the calendar with tickets purchased and an itinerary to visit for three whole weeks!
I’m nearly bursting with excitement and anticipation 🙂
And then we had a fun night out with the Conway team in town, enjoying dinner and ice cream. It ended a really wonderful day where I’m really thankful for Stephen.
Oh, and the best quote from Stephen today as he told me about his time at the office: “In staff meeting they asked me to pray in Karen. Are you kidding me? Tdah blut, Yeh suu. [“Thank you, Jesus”] That’s it.”