First of all let me start by saying, I Love my life. I love my family, my husband, my children, my home, all of it. I seriously have the best job in the word. I would not even dream of WANTING to wake up every morning and go to a job working for someone other than the Lord and my husband. Sending my kids away to be cared for by someone else for 8+ hours a day and get them back in time to fight them through homework, dinner, chores, and bedtime and send them right back. (Sorry didn’t mean to get off on that rant). I seriously have the dream career and will one day Lord willing get to see the fruit of my labor (well the Lord and Thomas and my labor).
It’s all to much. Its to overwhelming….
Too much mess and chaos and crying and fighting and chewed up crayons and don’t climb on the table and taking legos out of the babys (or no kidding 7yr olds) mouth and dishes and laundry.
Sometimes I long for a retreat…. I need to get away longer than a trip to WAL-MART. Sometimes I wonder what it would be like to go away for a whole weekend….BY MY SELF… Maybe even without my phone!!!!
I don’t even need a spa or massages or any of that….
I pray that I’ll be able to get away with the Lord for just a little while before this baby comes.
My advice for mothers everywhere, especially those who don’t have that car ride home everyday to blast your music or pray it out or who go days without adult conversation (except facebook I guess) or watching what THEY want on tv lol. Make an agreement with your husband and get his covering theat you can get away once every week or 2 for several hours. go to Starbucks and read, got to a movie alone, or hiking(or sitting lol) at a state park. And if your in my place where you just NEED al little more, pray for Gods Grace, and pray as I am right now for your husband to soften his heart and allow you to take a day or 2 retreat away to read and reflect on the word, pray and just relax and rest. And be still…
But remember what’s important…