Sunday, October 7, 2012
Before I had Elijah, I never could understand Mom's who looked forward to & enjoyed time away from their children. Hang on, before you get all frustrated with me, read on. Fast forward 5 years & I COMPLETELY understand the NEED for MOM alone time. Yup, I said it. I am so sorry to all the mom's out there that I doubted. I get it now. I know the importance of it now. I know the reason why Mom's (& Dad's) need time apart from the kiddo's. It isn't that I don't love & appreciate my precious angel of a boy, but it is truly the fact that I need moments so that I can be the mom I am to be.
So, I say this...Dan & Eli are on a father/son camping trip right now. They left today & will be gone for a couple days. Woo hoo!!!! I am so excited for them to enjoy time together & at the same time I am excited for the few days I get to have alone time. It's funny, as I came home tonight from Youth Small group, I cleaned up the kitchen and made myself a salad and sat down here. I have control of the remote (oh, c'mon, I know I always have control of it when Eli is in bed), and I have 2 puppies sound asleep beside me. It is quiet and peaceful. Wow. Thank you Lord for this time.
Other than that (well, that was the big thing)...life is GREAT. Dan & I will get to have a date on Friday (yes, it is ALSO very important that Mommy & Daddy get some alone time together) and Eli will have a date with Aunt Angie all day. What a blessing we have in our neighbor & friend! I will be sure to update you on the past week as I know this is going to give memories for a lifetime!
Have a fantastic week y'all! If you need me.....text me! ;)