Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Get Away

Recently I read an article that was making the rounds on Facebook. This particular article made the case that moms really don't need time away from their kids--that this is a modern myth. I firmly believe the opposite!
Recently my husband and I had the opportunity of visiting the beach with the couples from our small group from church. It was an amazing weekend! We learned a lot more about what it means to really live in community...AND we became better parents! How did we become better parents by leaving our children behind and running off to the beach? Well, it is a bit of a mystery to me, but I know that it happens. When we came back to our little ones after five days away, every smile, every word, every hug was the best thing that had ever happened to us! We would have never known that kind of joy without going away!
The article from Facebook pointed out that women often shirk their mothering duties by saying, "I have to have my time away," and I agree fully; there is no room for laziness is Godly parenting! BUT there is a ton of room for stealing away to read a bit, for evenings away from the kids, and for weekends at the beach. Getting away makes us better mommas.
So getting away for a weekend works for me! Check out other "Works for Me" ideas at We Are That Family.

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