Sunday, June 27, 2010

the good kind of tired


me at VBX

I tell my Vacation Bible eXperience team every year that at the end of VBX week you will be the "good kind of tired".  It is the kind of tired that comes from knowing that your energy was well-spent.  Well-spent on something worthwhile, something that made a difference--rather than spent on frivolity or fretting.

That's me today.  The good kind of tired.  We finished our High Seas Expedition on Friday, and had it all cleaned up within a few hours.  Yet Saturday held a six-hour push to get a video recap done (my brother-in -law actually did it--I just sat by his side and chose clips and pictures.) for church this morning.  Today was an early morning--two different lessons to prepare, hair to color (I know...Sunday morning??), and speak at both services about VBX before the kids sang.

So, it wasn't really until this afternoon that I felt it.  The adrenaline eased up.  The yawns came.  The weight of responsibility lifted.  The tired was allowed to come.

You know, it does feel good to be this kind of tired.  It feels good to allow myself rest.  I am spent.  But well-spent.

And I'm realizing the good kind of tired is a gift to be felt fully and enjoyed.  I'm going to relish it.

I'm sharing this Sunday-post with emily at Chatting at the Sky, cause it's still the gift I'm unwrapping on Tuesday.  

tuesdays unwrapped at cats

7 comments:

Carmen said...

Thanks for letting me work even though I could only do two days. I had a wonderful time and I know the kids LOVED every minute of it!...Great work putting it together and I hope you can get some rest this week.

CARMEN

Kelly Langner Sauer said...

OOOHHH - I get this!

And I had missed your new blog look! You look good!

Kelli said...

I so love this kinda tired!! Thanks for the reminder to "relish" it!

Southern Gal said...

Nothing like a 'good tired' from a job well done. Glad your VBX went so well.

Hair color on Sunday morning? You are very brave!

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

The journey begins! We're all getting in!

Ha ha. Calvin adored High Seas Expedition this year. He keeps singing "Let the FAST voyage begin!"

:)

Now, go get some well-earned rest, would ya? :)

Debbie said...

I agree about the good kind of tired. I would say it is fatigue born of that "Well done" servanthood.

Take your well deserved rest.

Sharone said...

I love that good kind of tired! I'm looking forward to feeling it, one day very soon. :)

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