My family comes home today. My husband taught at a youth summer camp this week and my two teens still at home went to attend that same camp. So it’s been me and Titus. All alone. In a really big house.
I have to say I loved my time alone. It is so rare to have extended time all alone and I relished the time to relax– not cook, not clean…except for the pee and poop that my puppy kept leaving all over my floor. Seriously, how can a puppy do his business outside and then 5 minutes after we come in, he does it again inside? I mean, really. It’s just soooo not nice.
I know you will be shocked to hear that I didn’t edit the whole time. I did some, but not like I should have. I took the time to read and to watch some movies. I spent time with a friend. I took walks with my puppy. I started a Beth Moore Bible study.
I just enjoyed the quiet. I just reveled in the solitude. I got to think. I got to daydream. I got to renew.
So as my family drives in today, I plan on enjoy the roar that is my family. I will listen to the chatter and be filled with the joy that my family brings to me. I will…hopefully…be a mom and wife who is rested and ready to serve her family.
May you have a blessed weekend filled with the joy of the Lord as you spend time with your family and with HIM at your worship gatherings.
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