I went away for the weekend. And it was AWESOME. I slept until my body woke me up. I laid in bed and read at 2:00 in the afternoon. I waited until dinner was ready and ate what someone else made for me. It was blissful. And then...it was over! In the blink of an eye...I was back home and was cooking for the family. Running around to put things in place. Looking at the laundry my husband "did" while I was gone. And I found myself having to be reminded of the peaceful renewal I had experienced just hours prior.
But...the truth is...I need renewal every day. You see...renewal doesn't only happen when I am away. It can happen in the moments too. The moments my little ones smile at me from across the room. The moment I take a deep breath when I lay in bed at night. When I get in the car after dropping a kid off at school. These moments are times where I can recharge - however brief it may be.
I think what I like most about time away is the uninterrupted time alone with God. It has become such a rarity these days. And I really just crave it. Even when I am home...time alone seems to be filled with tasks or thoughts or "stuff". But, I CAN MAKE it happen at home too. I CAN be sure to make it priority. And I will. I need it. My family needs it. And He deserves it.