I would sacrifice anything and everything for my family.
But I am also learning that a little “me time” is actually a good thing; and the furthest thing from selfish.
This morning I played the piano for a music team at our local church (North Point Community Church). I had to be there early to do all of the set-up, so I left my husband Curtis at home, charged with getting the kids ready and out the door on time! And to his credit, they were not only there on time, but the boys were dressed in the CUTEST outfits ever! (I was super choked that I forgot to take pictures…)
I have also rejoined a soccer league after a two year hiatus to have kids. Our first game of the season was tonight, so once again, I got all bundled up in my soccer gear and sweats, and left Curtis at home to deal with bedtime. And I came back to a sleeping Jake, a hungry Cole, and a clean house. My husband is amazing.
Today was good. It was healthy. It was needed. It was a great outlet for me. Everyone, whether parenting a child with special needs or not, needs a little “me time”. It restores clarity, sanity, and balance to life. It is rejuvenating and refreshing. It is not something to feel guilty about. It makes us better at what we do. Ironic as it sounds, taking time away from my kids actually makes me a better mother.
What “you time” have you taken recently?
Here are a couple of randoms from the last couple of days. And I’m off to bed. Enjoy:)