Welcome to my eclectic journey of my life and delights. This year my theme is surrendering my writing pen to the true author, Jesus Christ, while looking forward to the future, reflecting on the past and dancing through my journey.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Re-Energize - The Last Day

This journey has been both eye-opening and a true energizer.  Thanks for walking along side me as I am rediscovering how to refresh and refuel for the journey that lies ahead.

I want to finish by giving a few more energizers that I have picked back up this week.

Books, books, and more books...reading will re-energize me every time.  I used to have at least four books going at all times and stationed around the house.  Now I have to find my glasses before I pick up a book.  I am not a fiction reader, but I devour books that teach on any aspect of life.  Biographies also inspire me to see how others have lived their life....my son and I are reading the life of D.L. Moody right now.

Nature...I love nature, the smells, the sounds, the beauty, and the contentment that comes when I experience nature.  I love to camp, and like so many other things that we set aside, I haven't been in years.  My daily walks give me a small chance to enjoy this energizer and trips to the National Parks this summer will also dust off my stresses.

Last and the Most Important of All...
                         My Relationship with My Husband

My greatest source of re-energizing is this man I fell in LOVE with at the age of 17!  He has always been the man of my dreams. Though I must confess I haven't always treated him that way.

This is the energizer that life steals from the most.  We all have those times when we think... "well, when this season is over, we will have time for each other again".  The long, hard pregnancy, the new-born baby, the children's activities, the teen years, the graduations, the wedding, the job losses and job changes are some of the never-ending circumstances that steal our time with each other.

This man can calm all my fears with a touch.  He has seen me through my worst and didn't abandon me when I thought I couldn't make it anymore.  He has stood by the children and me even when his own world was falling apart.

We have never had a weekly date night...please, I don't need the lecture. I know we should have, but life seemed to crowd it out.  That was one of those things we would do when life slowed down.

So, if I could list my biggest learned earthly re-energizer, I would say it is my relationship and intimacy with my husband.  When this relationship is on track, then I can conquer the world.

We have now been with each other for 32 years!  We plan to grow old together and fulfill the covenant we made on June 14, 1980.  Even though life has given us some very hard knocks, I hope we have gained a little wisdom and can re-energize in each other as we continue on the rest of our journey together.

Thanks for joining me and please feel free to list some of your energizers...we all could use more hints.

9 Joining in with more words:

Jen said...

Oh, I'm envious - my parents listened to the Eagles when I was a kid, and I've always loved them! It reminds me of lazy Saturday afternoons when my parents would put on a record or two! No tv sounds filling the house, but great music while we puttered around...

Cindy (Letters From Midlife) said...

It's been fun following you on this journey. Thanks for sharing it.

Patty said...

How much we need to re-energize. Otherwise, we loose heart and become weary. I enjoyed stopping by.

alicia said...

Such profound words. Reading about your thoughts on your sweet husband of what was it?- 32 years made me slightly teary eyed. That is truly something to treasure.

You are inspiring. Thanks for letting us come along on this journey.

Sassy Granny ... said...

First I want to thank you for dropping by my place and leaving a comment. It left a trail I could follow back to your place!

I can see I'm going to have to spend more time here to catch-up on your journey. But at least I can move forward with you while you walk out this new chapter.


Debbie said...

Janette, I see that I missed a few of your energizer posts. So, I'm going to have to catch up.

We have another commonality between us. I also love books and my husband would laugh at me because I too had several going at once. And now I too need those glasses to read. :)

I rarely read fiction except on rare occasions. I've read the Mitford series though by Jan Karon.

My husband of 25 years and I had two of the best times together camping. We rarely do it but we were just talking about it the other day.

I'm sure you and your hubby make a cute couple. Just want you to know, I'm so glad we connected. Did you find me through Sonja? Regardless, I am following you now.


Janette Wright said...

Thanks to everyone for stopping by and reading all or part of my journey this last week...it has been good for me.
I was also so encouraged by the comments. Thanks so much.

Debbie...I don't know where I found you...I think God has his hand on where I am landing on the blog post. :) If I feel I connect then I leave a comment...what else can I say.

Blessings to all and thanks again so much,

Sonja said...


This was beautiful. How blessed your hubby will be when he reads it, although for you to have written such words... he already knows!

Glad you got to go to Canton too. I don't think I know Ann, but there are literally 100's of venues in Round Top, and I may know her face. Names are not my best point!

Again... this blog and tribute to your husband was a Sunday night blessing!


Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

Janette - found your blog through another. When I saw that you were from Denton, I just had to pop in. We lived in Denton for 16 months in 1999 - 2000. Hard to believe it's been so long!

We went to Southmont Baptist church and i just loved it there!

Hope to get to know you better -

In Him,

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