At this moment, I am eagerly waiting for my kids to get home. They have been at their grandparents for the week. Even though I have gotten so much accomplished, I miss them terribly. I have, however noticed one thing: I needed this week, this break. Yes- I just admitted it.
I needed time to rejuvenate (and clean!). I think every mom needs it whether they realize it or not. I usually don't realize it, but this time I did. As I cleaned, I let the tension out, I prayed, I sang, I rejoiced in the fact that my children's grandparents love to have them with them. I loved having a solid conversation with Matt, that was uninterrupted. I relished having the undivided attention of my husband (between basketball games of course- it is March!). I enjoyed just sitting, relaxing and watching movies that we hadn't seen because of the kids. I feel more of me, more ready to take it all on- to take what ever is thrown at me, and to handle it with grace instead of stress.
I plan on making more of an effort in this area. To do something for me each week. Whether is is creating scrapbook pages, reading at a coffee shop, retail therapy (with the husbands permission, of course!), or exercising. I think in the long run, I will be a better mom, wife and friend if I make myself a priority every now and then!