Good News: A Gift to an Introvert

This has been a different kind of a week for me. For the past week, three of our children were away at camp. That by itself is good news as they had a very fun time. At the same time, Amanda has been gone for a week as well. She has been visiting with some friends in Calgary.

This is not her first time in Calgary. We have some good friends there that we met at a previous church where I pastored. This has been a bit of a retreat for Amanda and we are so thankful for their hospitality.

All of this has meant that I had much of last week to myself. Don’t get me wrong, I have missed Amanda and the kids. But as an introvert, I have also enjoyed a few days by myself. I have been able to dive a bit more into reading. I also finished a little project that I have been working on for some time (you will find out about it soon).

For some people, being alone in a house would drive them crazy. But as an introvert, it actually helps to recharge me. But there is more.

This also meant that things looked different for Logan and Abby’s visit. Normally it is a house full, with seven of us enjoying the weekend together. This time it was just the three of us. That really changes the dynamic and it was nice to have Logan and Abby to myself.

Now Logan and Abby are back at their group home. The other three are back home from camp. Amanda will be home soon. I’m especially looking forward to having Amanda back. I may be an introvert but I want my wife back.

Still, I’m thankful the few days of alone time that I had to embrace my introvert side. But I’m also thankful that it won’t be any longer than it already has been.

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