Matt finished his grueling finals week for the musculoskeletal block (insert loud cheers and applause!) and recently enjoyed a week off (more or less).
He had asked me to plan some fun events for his week off. So plan I did. With the help of giftcards and groupons, I’d say we had a successful week of entertainment with our med school budget still in tact. Thank you, Lord!
First, we toasted the week with pumpkin spice lattes. A big thank you to my thoughtful mother-in-law for the giftcard. I do not hate on commercialism, …especially in the form of delicious treats.
Here are some other fun things Matt got to experience post finals. The zoo was offering half off admission for Clay County residents. That’s us!
You can imagine my disappointment when I came around the corner and saw…this. Matt showed up shortly after I did. There were some others that had followed the noise too, and we all just stood there, bewildered. We figured that the roars must have been a recording that the zoo was playing over the speakers. Tricky.
Later in the week, we made our way to the National WWI Museum (thank you groupon!)
Our disappointment was assuaged at the Blue Nile Ethiopian cafe (thanks again groupon!)
Matt had not yet met my church gospel community group. I almost made a t-shirt that says, “My husband does exist”, but now I don’t have to. The community group came over for dinner and some good old fashion board games one night. We mingled, we laughed, we ate. It was a good time. And they got to see this mysterious husband of mine that I have been speaking of. He’s real.
Towards the end of the week, we drove north to the historic town of Weston, MO. It is quaint and charming, surrounded by rolling pastures.
Matt embraced his sophisticated, pipe-smoking side with some fellow med students,
We topped off the week with some fireplace s’mores. And called it good.
I am grateful that the Lord created both work and rest. and fun! He has proven faithful with great, big matters of my heart AND with little, seemingly insignificant details, like my husband re-energizing and enjoying a week off from studying. I have been considering again this week Psalm 37:23 – “The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives.”
I just love how intimately He is acquainted with us, caring about the details. Thank You, Jesus, for a week to enjoy.