Quiet Weekends.


This weekend I had one of those “life is definitely changing, and I think I’m ok with it” moments. Stuart and I really didn’t do much…Friday night he made dinner for his sister, Jessica, and me. It was fab. Saturday, we went to CrossFit, and then just relaxed the rest of the day. Yesterday, we tried a new church and I took a long, wonderful, perfect nap with Stell. 

We made two new recipes this weekend…a new pork tenderloin rub Saturday night that was AMAZING, and yesterday, a new rosemary chicken crockpot recipe for after church, that was tasty…but next time will need some extra “umph.” And that’s the gist of our weekend. Quiet, relaxed and simple.

Ever since moving to Bluffton, a lot of our weekends have been like that. I expected life to be a bit more quiet and simple when we moved here, but I didn’t expect to enjoy it nearly as much. 

Before I married Stuart, I was such a social butterfly. If I didn’t have weekend plans, I felt like a big loser. Even after we got engaged, I told myself that I didn’t want to be one of those “old married couples” that gets boring shortly after they say “I do.” But I think we kind of have. 

And I’m ok with it. 

Sometimes life slows down. Sometimes you have to relax, regroup and just enjoy the little things. Sometimes God makes you quiet down so that you can actually hear Him. And most times that’s because you really need to hear what He has to say. Too often, I let the static of busyness and plans get in my way of hearing what Jesus has to say to my heart. And when I finally slow down and start listening, I realize once more, that nothing is as important as sitting at the feet of Jesus.

I’m constantly reminded of the story of Mary and Martha in Luke 10. I absolutely love that story. It reminds me that what the world thinks is important, (do, make, more) isn’t what’s God views as important. It reminds me that slow, quiet weekends at home…being, enjoying, and growing with Stuart are more important than having plans with 50 friends. Not that having plans with friends is bad, but when those plans start to be so often and so loud that you can no longer hear God, that’s when you need to turn the sound off and just sit and listen. And we did exactly that. 

And it was just the best.