So, last weekend or was it last week, I can’t remember, I contacted my Cousin Angie and her family to ask if they would please take our kids this coming weekend. Thankfully, they said yes! The kid’s are excited and Mark and I are super duper excited!
We need this weekend to recharge our parent batteries. We need this weekend to remember what it’s like to be fun individuals and what it’s like to have fun as a couple. We need to remember what it’s like to laugh together and what it’s like to run around with no strings or kids attached.
In the daily tasks of wiping noses, chauffeuring to dance, making meals, teaching numbers, letter phonics, and erupting volcano’s we loose a bit of romance or perhaps we just don’t have as much time for it. Paying bills, deciding whether to stay in the house we are in or do we move, trying to decide to we stay in the job we are in or look for something different ways on decisions that we are attempting to answer in a way that blesses us both. In the give and take of our daily life we some times sink to the bottom and attempt to swim to the top for air.
That is what this weekend is about, we’ve been sitting on the bottom of the pool and while God has been feeding us and encouraging us with the life saving oxygen mask we so desperately need, we need a change to surface. We need a chance to remember what sunshine feels like, what belly laughing does for the soul. We need to sleep in, eat out, and snuggle.
I will miss my kiddo’s (which is a miracle because once upon a time I worried I wouldn’t want to pick them up when it was time for them to come home), but the time away from them is needed. I also want you to know I don’t feel guilty, not one bit! Because after Mark and I have had time to breathe, time to invest in each other, we will be so much more able to pour back into our little people.
I need this time, I’m so excited for this time, I’m more than ready for this time to sit back, drink my tea slowly, and get a glimpse of the fun me I crave to be. The fun me that will come out again as my kids get older, but I need to see that part of me more often. It’s times like this weekend that I remember and when I remember it’s much easier to bring that fun me into the everyday life.
I’m ready to have fun, I’m ready to invest in Mark and I’s relationship, now for us to get through it without fighting. True story, right! To God be the glory in Mark and I’s relationship! God be Praised for the fun coming our way!