No matter how old you are, one is never too old to learn a lesson! This past week God is giving me a lesson. In the beginning of the week I was freaking out and allowing my emotions to overtake me to the point that I was experiencing anxiety. As the days went on and I realized I wasn't handling the situation the way God wanted me to, I went to Him in prayer.
I love how, when you realize how silly you are and you remember to take a minute and ask God to help you...immediately you feel His warmth and peace like snuggling up with a load of laundry as soon as they're out of the dryer. Did that make you sigh when you thought of it? I know I did!
I still have little things in my life that are stressful, but I have a loving God who is holding my hand and guiding me through it all. I'm so thankful I could cry. We serve such a wonderful and loving God!
So this weekend it is my turn to leave my husband and kids and go out of town. I am really excited because this is only my second ladies retreat I have ever been to, but at the same time I'm so nervous because I have never left my babies before. I know Paul and his dad will do a great job, I don't doubt that, but I know how emotional they get when Dad leaves...how are they going to feel when Mommy leaves??
Yesterday the kids and I went to the library and picked out a few books for them to read this weekend. I also picked up an audio books for us ladies! Today I put together a Daddy Survival Kit for Paul and his dad. Call me paranoid. =D It just made me feel better writing things down, ok?!
I know that when this weekend is over I will feel rejuvinated spiritually, mentally, and physically. By the time I get home I will be so happy to see my husband and babies, and I know I will have a clear head because of my mini break! Even though I'm slightly dreading it. =D By the time the weekend is over I will decide if this needs to be a yearly thing...or if one time is good enough for me. :)
Off to take my babies to the park!