Out to eat

by adustyframe ~ March 23rd, 2007

The ladies at church went out to eat together tonight.

Yesterday I emailed Pastor and told him I have no car, no money, and no babysitter. Just tell your wife I’m not going.

That was all true.

However, I know that when things are hard, I have a tendency to retreat into my cozy home and stay there.

Often things are so emotionally draining that I literally don’t have the energy to be out in public.

Sometimes that’s ok. Sometimes it’s not.

A couple things happened yesterday that were very discouraging. My husband and I  rallied together. My husband said, “We cannot be like the Israelites always complaining.”

His encouraging me with Biblical truth was a massive encouragement to me today.

Pastor offered to watch Little Boy and even pay for my meal.

Another family brought over a car for me to drive until mine is fixed.

So I had a babysitter, a car and an offer to buy my dinner. Although I paid for my own meal, that was certainly an encouragement.

God knew that tonight I needed to not retreat into my cozy home. I enjoyed visiting with the ladies.

It was nice to sit down and relax and be in the company of grown ups all night.


5 Thoughts Shared to Out to eat

  1. Patricia

    I can relate to the tendency to retreat, Lizzie. I’m so thankful that the Lord used your pastor and friends to encourage you just when you needed it! (((((Hugs)))))

  2. sereniome

    Hello. I’m new to blogging and through many surfing days, found this blog ;). My kids are grown, but I remember these times. This was very encouraging and I’m very blessed for you! Lee

  3. Janean

    Way to go, Lizzie. Sometimes it is hard to make the effort to get out when staying home is so much easier. Good girl for going for it.

  4. Liza

    I’m glad you’re able to go out with some lady friends 🙂

  5. picklesncucumbers

    I’m a “retreater” too (is that a word? probably not, but you get my drift).

    A good friend of mine has rescued me from the pits of post-partum depression more than once, convincing me go out for coffee or dinner with her and just get away from it all for a couple of hours.

    Each time I dreaded the thought of going out, just wanting to stay in my little cocoon. But at the end of the night, I felt so much better and refreshed having a little “me” time. Thank the Lord for friends.

    The next best tonic for the blahs is a good haircut… hope you can get that next, I know you wanted one. ~ Jenn

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