The holidays are finished and, as usual, I am left with a bit of a mess to clean up.
The mess in my house AND the mess in my head.
It’s just simply the un-edited truth that a wake of upheaval occurs when things are moved around to accommodate seasonal living. That wake doesn’t just include physical things but mental and emotional things as well.
…Our routine has been displaced leaving me with the wake of having to restructure children who were quite enjoying the later bed times and the extra sweets.
…My brain is tired of thinking. Thinking about what to cook, what gifts to buy, which people to call, visit, or send a card too. Frankly, I would really love to turn my brain off.
…My stores of love are exhausted because I’ve been loving on more people than normal for the last 30 days. This sounds terrible to write but it’s the truth.
And more truth? I just want some time to recharge.
Yea… there. I said it.
I want some me time.
This mom wants a minute.
…I want some time to remember why I’m doing what I’m doing and to be encouraged to keep doing what’s important.
…I would love to be told that I’m not alone and that all of the crazy things that happen to me day in and day out are not happening in isolation.
…And most importantly? I need some sleep. Just a little more than I’ve been getting lately.
The good news is that we don’t have to feel bad for wanting a little me-time. I figure, if Jesus did “me-time” for rest and rejuvenation, I can too.
More good news? There has been a very special time and place available for me to accomplish just those things over the past few years. I have been able to sit under the voice and ministry of Sally Clarkson at her Mom Heart Conference to be encouraged, be inspired, and to be refreshed.