I looked up rejuvenation in my thesarus and found these words: renewal, revival, restoration, revitalize, replenish, repair.
Sounds lovely! To be honest, it feels great.
No matter what this world tells you, Parenting Is NOT For Singles! It wears you out and wears you down. I am very thankful for the fact that my Lord foresaw the problems we would face in a sin cursed world and created the family and the church body to help. I don’t know where I would be without them.
However, there are just some things that even family and church family just can’t do. My spirit has been overwhelmed with the noises of necessary tasks, needy children, and my own desires. The clash and clamour of the world was drowning me and finally early this week I said “Enough.” I needed a break, my kids needed a break from Mom, and I wasn’t doing anyone any favors by just trying to hang in there. So I made arrangements for a babysitter for the weekend and I skipped town.
It has been an interesting weekend. I got to relax in a hot tub, do a bit of swimming, didn’t do much cooking (warmed up a potato and some soup), and hardly talked to anyone. It took me at least 24 hours to get used to the quiet. I tried going to bed early the first night and ended up being up later than I usually am. I’ve managed to accomplish quite a bit on my computer (really have a hard time focusing on computer work with kids running around so it was nice to catch up), and even had some time for some playing. And most importantly I’ve had some time to talk to my Lord uninterrupted.
I’m really not ready to go home yet. . . but I guess sometimes soldiers are called into battle even when they aren’t prepared. It’s the Lord’s job. He will have to do it.
Please pray for spirit revitalization and more of God’s grace. Thank you all so much!