Gratitude Day 57 – Offload Oasis

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Mon., June 4, 2018

Matthew 11:28 – “Come to me, all you who are struggling hard and carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest.

Welcome to the newest addition to our backyard.

20180603_115313Our little swing area. A little area to rest and restore. A little spot to relax and let the world stop for just a minute.

While on vacation in Belize, we saw some similar swings at a restaurant where we ate. And we talked about creating a similar area in our back yard.

Last fall, Hubby Rick began making the swings. Yep, he made them. These are custom swings only found in the Vielhuber backyard.

They took a little tweaking. But they are ready for visitors.

Using a couple existing tree limbs in the backyard, he added a couple more limbs to create just the design to hang the swings.

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And then he built the platform, so we can sit there year around.

20180603_115351Just in front of the swings is where we can have a fire. With a few stepping stones to complete the look.

20180603_115205There are times when we need to hit the pause button on life. Stop Breath. Turn some of our load over to God and seek rest.

I envision our little swing area in the backyard being just a place to do so.

For this, I am grateful.

 

How easily we can become overwhelmed with the load of the world. Do we take time to offload and let you help us carry the load? I pray this little oasis in our backyard can be a place where such offloading can happen. Along with smore making. Thank you, Lord God, for instructions to share our loads with you. Amen.

Blessings –

Dianne

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