Sometimes a girl’s night out just isn’t what you really need. Sometimes you’d be surprised to find out it’s what you thought you needed a break from…this thing God created you for…motherhood.
What if it isn’t so much that we need a break from our kids…
But that we need a break from ourselves…our responsibilities…
The to do lists…maybe even technology.
Maybe we just need to stop and linger on the couch chatting for a while or tickle and scream with laughter just before bed.
What if we just need to remember what it’s like to be a kid again?
Life is heavy sometimes and struggles seem long, yet I wonder if in those moments if we would just stop and be a kid with our kids a bit…
How much lighter would our day be?
While our kids continue to grow reaching our shoulder and passing up our nose, do we really think that they don’t need or want us as part of their lives? And if they don’t, do we know why? Have we put things above their needs, do they think mom would rather watch TV?
A crazy cycle is what our lives become and before we know it the main parenting years are done. We must slow before these precious years come to an end.
Our kids need us to be committed to them…they need to know that we mean it when we say, “You can talk to me about anything.”…
They need to be able to actually see with their eyes that they are important to you and me.
Maybe you are like me? Needing to take time to breathe? To catch rainbows at the end of long days even though they’ve already been tucked in and you’ve prayed…
At the end of our days can we look back and say…
I prayed with my kids today.
I thanked God for my kids today.
I played like a kid today.
I talked with each one of my kids today.
I laughed with my them today.
I tucked them in with a hug and kiss.
The truth is this…one day we will miss all of this.
*The story behind this post is that I was supposed to have a girl’s night out the night I wrote this. I ended up not feeling well and having to cancel. Thus, I had a mommy’s night in.*