Monday, January 19, 2009

Taking time for myself

The ladies at Jolly Mom and Go, Graham, Go are hosting a blog party right now--see the button on my sidebar for more information. Involved in this huge block party are tons of giveaways for moms! I told you I was addicted to online giveaways right now:-)

They are posting questions that they want moms across the blogosphere to answer, so we can all learn from each other and support each other. Today's question is "What is it that you do to take time for yourself?"

I am very blessed with a wonderful husband who seeks to serve and help me in a variety of ways. One way that he blesses me and our entire family is that he takes Girl, who is 2, on weekly daddy/daughter dates. His schedule allows him to take her out to lunch (sometimes it is a home-packed picnic, sometimes it is McDonalds) on a Friday. I get to stay at home with Boy (4 mos), and relax, or run errands without a toddler. It is the greatest blessing, and G looks forward to it every week!

But perhaps the best way I take time for myself is by giving to others. See, I am naturally selfish--it doesn't take much at all for me to want "Me" time, and to think I deserve special treatment, gifts, giveaways:-), free time, etc. That is my sinful nature. But I am a Christian--I believe the Bible is truth without mixture of error, that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and that the only way to God is through Christ. I believe the two greatest commandments are to love the Lord your God with all of your heart, and to love your neighbor as yourself. When I am taking the time out of my day to truly love my neighbor--to serve others in some manner--I am following the commands of Christ, and am receiving blessings. Such acts do not come naturally to me, and they cause me to rely on God's strength daily. There could be no greater lesson, or blessing in my life.


  1. What a powerful witness this post is! I understand what you mean about TRULY husband and I were having this discussion last night. We as a "church" need to start truly loving and forgetting all the small things that people do....that's what we have been called to do.. to love others and to serve the Lord!

    Thank you for this post!

  2. that was very nice of your husband to take G for a date and for you to have ME time every week. I think the Golden Rule is the only thing that matters and if you are doing it, then you are ok.

  3. That is so sweet of your husband to have daddy/daughter dates! It's great for mom, but your daughter will cherish it forever too!


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