Monday May 20, 2019

2 Corinthians 5:1-5 For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this tent we groan, longing to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling— if indeed, when we have taken it off we will not be found naked. For while we are still in this tent, we groan under our burden, because we wish not to be unclothed but to be further clothed, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who has given us the Spirit as a guarantee.

Today was a busy day. We still had our rental car that needed be returned, so I dropped Jeff off at the hospital and made a quick detour to the store. I will say it was so nice to have a car and be able to get a fair amount of groceries at one time and then not have to carry them back to the apartment. I hope I never take that for granted again! I had enough time to drop the groceries off and the kids agreed to put them all away for me, so I headed back out to drop the car back to the rental agency. All was good and now I got to enjoy a long walk home (about 50 minutes).

I really enjoyed this time alone, walking through Brasov, surrounded by the Carpathian Mountains. It was so peaceful and relaxing, such a nice change from the busy and fast-pace of Bucharest. I found so much peace walking home, listening to my music and just enjoying where God has placed me today.

I got home and found the kids running around having a wonderful time outside. Jeff ended up staying at the support center for some donations to arrive, so he didn’t get home until about 2 pm. There wasn’t much to the afternoon, I had ambitions of doing yoga, but that didn’t happen. Instead I got caught up on laundry and getting everything settled after being gone for the weekend. Then I went straight into studying.

Preparing for this licensing exam is a lot, but it feels so good to be refreshing myself on what I put so much time and energy into so many years ago. Thankfully it is all coming back to me pretty quickly, though I would say the theories are the ones I have forgotten. What I find interesting is that I do remember the application of the theories, I just mix up the names. But with some practice and studying I am sure things will be fresh in my mind again. My goal is spend the month of June preparing for the exam so I will be ready to take it before we head to Germany to visit with our friends. I am hopeful that I can be done with it and truly relax and enjoy a last vacation before we head back to reality in the States.

We have no pictures from today, so I am going to say that we just enjoyed the moment and didn’t have an opportunity to snap any photos!

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