Friday, March 9, 2012
Where am I?
I am here and there?
Sunning, walking, sipping, sleeping, chatting, taking it all in.
Ed and I jetted off to Naples, Florida for a business trip and I had BIG plans. Blogging from the beach, figuring out photoshop elements, organizing my computer picture files, reading books, reading blogs with plenty of time to comment, playing more with my camera, etc.
But I have really had time for none of it. Crazy.
I am hoping to sit a spell later today and update you with a few pictures. But we'll see. Ed is in a championship bean bag (CornHole?) toss tournament this afternoon and I am on a mission with another wife to find the guys team apparel. His only request...something he would wear again. Hmmmmm, we'll see.
My children are missed by their mama. It is SO incredibly hard to leave them. Even when you know they are being spoiled with attention and love. Even when you know 20 minutes after my return I will be right back feeling like I never had this break. I miss them. But this is good.
If you are a mama and you have the chance to jet off with your hubby, you go! You settle your tribe in with someone who will love them up. You get through the ride to the airport where you tear up and you move past the what ifs that weigh down your shoulders. Because though you think your children are the center of your universe...time with your husband is vital to a happy home. Whether it is a date in the evening right there in town or something more...it is so important to put in that time and effort to know each other without your children buckled in behind you on your way to dinner.
This week I am with moms of all ages...moms of school age, moms of high school kids, empty-nesters, and grandmas who are so proud to show off their brag books. And I find it so inspiring to listen to them all share their seasons of motherhood. But one of the biggest take aways is that after the kids are out of diapers and are no longer needing you to attend their meets and tournaments - you are left sitting across the table with the incredible person you chose to take life's journey with.
And when all is said and done - you have to still know that person, through all the changes and seasons, ups and downs, you want to still look at that person as "your person". So one take away from my time - a little time away from your kiddos...even if it is just down on your couch eating popcorn and watching a movie with your spouse, or making a special dinner after they are in bed - that time where you can challenge yourself to turn off the kid talk and find other things to talk about, can only make your relationship that much stronger.
Push yourself to make it a priority.
You won't regret it.
And it will only show your children that you are a team in life.
That you make marriage a fun and loving priority.
**Thanks mom and Uncle Greg for helping make this work.
Thanks friends who I know they can call for help if they need it.
More later...I hope!
at 9:09 AM Posted by For the Love of Naps - Sarah