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The past several weeks the trees around here have becoming peppered with white cob webby nests full of caterpillars, soon to be butterflies. You can spot them easily driving down the road and the kids are fascinated with them. Remember when you used to play the “slug bug” game, pointing out a VW bug car? Well now it’s the caterpillar game:) I’ve explained how the caterpillars are resting now and while they are God is changing them into some thing new, beautiful butterflies. As much as I love playing the caterpillar game with the kids and how it does past the time on our car drives these nests everywhere have got me thinking.

I have come to the conclusion with the help of my wise husband that God has designated this time in our lives as a rest period. I have also come to the conclusion that I don’t like rest. It’s hard for me to let go of having a scheduled day. A day full of productivity. A day where I know what to expect next for the most. A day where I am in control. Our days are not really like that right now. Sure I love having extra time as a family and all fun opportunities we’ve had because of our open schedule. I’m having a hard time resting physically, mentally and spiritually. Strangely enough the caterpillar nests are reminding me that rest is a good thing, it is needed and brings upon beneficial change. Most importantly it is from God and he commands us to do it.

So like the caterpillars I am resting…at least attempting to do so. I am looking forward coming out rested…and as a beautiful butterfly.

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I'm a wife to 1 amazing husband. A mom to 1 little dude and 2 girlie girls. A follower of the ONE who saved me. A daughter to 2 wonderful people. A sister to 1. A friend to many. A runner because that's what I do to keep from not going crazy. And the CEO of this little part of the world we call home.


  1. Dan Birch says

    Great post! Brians totally right, you guys need vacation, chill, take it easy, sleep in, watch some tv, read a book, see a movie, the list goes on.;) but seriously Sabbath is a good thing.

  2. Carly Higgins says

    This really spoke to my heart Aubrey! Thanks for sharing what’s going on in your life!

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