Good morning, everyone! As I write this, it’s 8:05 am, and I’m sitting at the table eating my breakfast, staring out the window at the hill just across the road from the house. The new day is waking up around me—I heard the birds singing around 6:30 this morning while I was getting dressed.
I’m in Nelson now, nearly three weeks into the two-month stint I’m doing up here working as a nanny. The family I’m living with and working for are absolutely lovely; this feels like one of the easiest jobs I’ve ever had so far. They have two children, and most of my time has been spent on keeping the baby happy, but I’ve also enjoyed getting to know the daughter who is a little older—she’s close to the age of my youngest sister, and the two of them have a lot in common.
Below: My view every morning (it’s a panoramic picture, so that’s why the railing looks bent).
One thing I’ve been greatly blessed by in my time up here is all the walks I’ve been able to take since I’ve arrived. One of the baby’s greatest pleasures is getting outside, so nearly every day, we’ve explored around some part of the suburb we’re living in, him in the front pack and me getting some decent exercise! It’s way more fun walking with someone than going by yourself, I’ve found. I’m living in a hilly area, so that makes the exercise feel even more worthwhile. It also means we get some incredible views if we take the time to climb to the top of a hill, which I’ve done multiple times!
Another blessing I’ve enjoyed while I’m up here is being able to reconnect with friends that I haven’t seen in a while. I was able to spend last weekend with a dear family friend whom we were very close to for many years, and last evening, I went to visit some other long-time friends and enjoyed catching up with them.
God is good. So good to us!
Well, my little charge has woken up for the day, and the sunlight is slowly creeping down the hills toward the house. Have a blessed day, everyone!
What have you been keeping yourself busy with lately?