… All over again with my family.
This weekend has been a blast for me. I have had a chance to set aside all the craziness of life and just enjoy us being together as a family. It feels like I haven’t done this in a long time. I am so glad that I have such a great family. I love them so much for all that they do. My husband is a rock star dad. He is so good with my kids and they love him so much. My kids are so great when we go out and do things. They listen well and do as they are told for the most part. I think they needed this weekend as much as I did. They just needed my undivided attention for more then 10 or 20 minutes at a time. And even though it was a long day yesterday they took it well. Just wish that today they would have slept in. So I guess I can have my cake but can’t eat it too.
Yesterday I got up and went to the grocery store, came home and put the cold items in the frig and the frozen stuff in the freezer. Packed lunches and out the door for the kids’ last soccer game with Chris, the kids, and my mother in law. Kendra got to play goalie and a defender and Ephriam got to chase the kids with the ball and play a defender. They both had a great time even if they didn’t score a goal. Kendra has already asked to play again next year, I hope that we will play together more in the yard and that she will be able to score a goal next year. After we were done at the game we headed out to Shaw’s pumpkin farm. We had a great time with friends of ours playing on the play sets, looking at animals, and the kids got treated to a ride on the barrel train. They had a blast and picked out a couple of pretty nice pumpkins. From there we headed over to Rooster’s apple orchard to have an apple cider pop and of course buy apple cider. No one makes apple cider like they do. After we were done there we stopped and ate dinner before heading to church. Chris had to be at church an hour early so the kids, my mother in law, and I took the prayer walk around the pond. It was such a nice day to do that. Then we headed to the playground for a little bit of fun time before heading in to church. I have so missed going on Saturday nights to church and am glad that I will be able to get back to where I can. I took the summer and worked every Saturday night in the nursery to help out. I miss being there holding babies but I know I need more weekends like this with my family. When we were done at church we went drop my mother in law back off at home and visited at her house for a while before coming home and putting the kids to bed, and finishing putting away the groceries.
Today the kids and I have spent the day in our PJ’s watching movies and playing games. The kids were even excited because I let them eat breakfast and lunch at their little table in the living room while watching TV. They don’t get to do that often. While I was waking up this morning Kendra got out her markers and a paper and was making cards for sick people. She insists that I take them to sick people. Not sure what else she thought I was going to do with them. It was nice too that Ephriam asked to join in playing games with Kendra and I because he doesn’t usually do that and he played for quite a while.
So what has this weekend taught me? I am missing my Sabbath. I missing taking that time out to take a deep breath and breathe. To know that my kids soon won’t want me to spend this much time with them before I blink my eyes. Kendra will no longer be asking to play game or want my undivided attention makes this time that much more important. So I am going to do a better job of taking my Sabbath back. Taking days like today to just be home, play games , watch movies, color, draw, decorate, and have fun. I am ready for this, maybe even having a date night with my husband would be great too. I am lucky right now that I get to spend Mondays and and an occasional Friday just him and I.
So here is too a Sabbath!