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What's your week been like?

What's your week been like?

Mine's been mixed - highs and lows, achievement and frustration, celebration and sadness - that's life!
We celebrated our beautiful daughter's 15th Birthday this week with a fun, sunny day of lovely times. Simon and I also celebrated our 24th wedding anniversary - enjoying a wonderful, posh meal out together.
A combination of my being on holiday from work, and hormones (more another time...maybe!) has resulted in a lot of activity : I pressure washed the patio; changed a fuse that got our not-working-for-last-6-months-cooker hood fully operational again,;cleared out the kitchen drawers; replaced lightbulbs; went to the tip, to recycling and the charity shop; and raked the many dead leaves from the front lawn!
Now you'll be very glad to know that I have STOPPED and am having a cup of tea!

Whatever your week's been like, however much you've achieved (or not), however happy you've been (or not), whatever the highs (and lows) Please know that God loves you, and He loves you unconditionally.
I've been praying a lot this week, praying for loved ones and for difficult situations. I've also been thanking God for His love and for the cross - it's the place of second chances. There's nothing we can do to make God love us less, and nothing we can do to make Him love us more. Amazing Grace!
 

I've never quit loving you and never will.
Expect love, love and more love"
Jeremiah 31:3

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Highs included Simon's birthday and my cast coming off - hoorah!

I'm now officially walking - although it often looks like shuffling! Great to have 2 feet back in use - if only for planting firmly into the ground so that I can make the bed or get something out of a cupboard. It's a huge help to have my hands free when I go up and down stairs too. I'm of course being a good girl with the exercises. No idea what people mean when they say "don't do too much" - I join in if I feel ok and work out afterwards if it was really ok and good to stretch myself, or "Too Much"! Anyhow, it's good to be feeling more like myself again. Apparently It's still a slow process of building up strength and flexibility, so I need to keep on being patient!

The low was that our 12 year old labrador died - Nemo was a big character, and a huge presence in our home - he really was one of the family. We all said goodbye, we all th…