I am sitting in my house, by myself, drinking coffee, listening to birds, feeling the breeze and smiling really big. A while back I would have felt incredibly guilty for enjoying this so much.
I have been a mom for almost 9 years. Time alone is scarce when you're a mom, unless you're willing to get up at 5 a.m. or stay up until midnight. But even then the "Mom hat" is on. Always ready to come to the rescue of a little person.
Today I know the kids are safe with grandparents and for 6 days I can take off my "Mom hat". I will read books and take walks and just sit without the slightest bit of guilt. Because I learned in Vivien's Sunday school class this weekend that on the 7th day God rested. And even thought sometimes it doesn't feel like I'm really working, I am.
Amen and Amen.