Wednesday nights are my guilty pleasure. Honestly, I do feel guilty.
I send my husband and my four littles off to church on their own while I stay at home or go do some grocery shopping.
I’m terrible, don’t you think?
There’s a part of me that really wants to go along and find a great bible study to join. The folks at our church are really terrific and I love learning with them. I know that I’m missing out on some great stuff.
I guess when it comes down to it, I know that I can serve God and my children better if I take this night to recharge a bit. I hate to call it “me-time,” because that brings to mind someone going to get a pedicure and buy a purse. Not that I’d mind doing those things (or going for a haircut without taking along the four kids for that matter), that just isn’t what happens here on Wednesday nights.
Eating a bowl of chili in front of the computer before I go off to hang up the massive amounts of laundry I took off the line this afternoon just can’t be described as “me-time.”
Really, it’s just “nobody needs me right now time.”
It’s awfully nice.
I’m a lot nicer for having had a little of this time to myself, too.
Even Jesus went off by himself from time to time to think and pray. No surprise that I would need an hour or two to myself on occasion.
Everyone needs a bit of time alone. A little “nobody needs me right now” time.
Now, off to do the laundry.
Hope you’ll leave me a message and share how you find a few minutes to yourself. Do you ever feel guilty for it?
Oh, and by the way… I am not suggesting that you quit going to your Wednesday Night Bible Study. ;) This is just the only thing we have found that works for us at the moment. Hopefully this isn’t how it will be forever, but it is how it is for now. And that’s all I have to say about that. ;P