Titus 2:11-13

"For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus."

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

"Break" Time!

It's hard for me to admit it... and you  may not hear me say it again for a long time... but sometimes I need a break.

When you're a mother, the days are long.  Some longer than others. :-)  For me, yesterday was one of those "longer" days. :-)  (Notice I'm still smiling!)

Being a mother is for me one of my greatest blessings and a very large source of my joy; but like any other person in any other job, sometimes this mommy needs a little break.  (Why is that so hard for me to say?...)

This afternoon, my "break" begins!  Travis and I are sending Abel and Amariah to their paternal grandparents' house for a few days, and while I know I will miss them terribly, I am slightly excited for my partial vacation.  A few of my tentative plans for while they are gone include making a trip to the mall (with only two kids in tote) to buy myself some new makeup, hanging out with my friend Amber and her sweet little boy Miles, and talking my husband into doing something fun that we wouldn't normally do with all four kids (Any suggestions??).

(I'm sitting here smiling at the fact that I consider my time alone with 16-month old twins a "break.") :-)

Oh, I love my kids!...

Anyway, we are all looking forward to a little break in the routine; and I anticipate that the short time apart will be refreshing for everyone.


nick&abby said...

there is NOTHING wrong with needing a break! I think there's this stigma among alot of the Christian community that if a mom needs a break, she's failing in her duties or not right with God, blahblahblah. So untrue!
I asked my mom the other day, if there were days when she wished she could ship the 4 of us off for a few days, and she said "absolutely and sometimes we would do just that" ;) I think it's good to get some time to recoop. Have fun! :)

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