A day without my kids let me wake up later.
A day without my kids led me to pack two fewer lunches.
A day without my kids led me to extra time with no homework help.
A day without my kids led me time without stopping arguments.
A day without my kids led me to a full day of work without taking time off.
A day without my kids made me take over their chores.
A day without my kids leads me to questions I have to answer on my own...without their childlike faith.
A day without my kids leads me to feeding our dogs.
My two kids are spending a week with my parents. I KNOW that they are in amazing hands. They are having the time of their lives! However, when life gets a little crazy (especially during the school year), this is a reminder to me that a day without my kids is...another day.
Okay, before you judge me....Another day means...another day in their life and mine. My perspective is so different than theirs. A day without them doing their chores or a day without them asking for homework help is another day when I don't get a "thank you for your help mama," or "goodnight mama, I love you."
One of the hardest things that is yet to come is the day that I have to face all of these things on a permanent basis. I know that they will no longer need my help with homework. I know that they will leave and I will need to feed the dogs. I know that four lunches will turn into two.... forever. I know that the "stopping of arguments" will turn into advice needed. I know that the extra hours of sleep I will get will turn into prayers... that... they are okay wherever God leads them in the world.
This week my kids are with their grandparents. They are okay.
This week in years....are too soon.... and my kids are leading their own life and I pray to our God that with their dad's and my help, we will guide them to...
pack their own lunches, feed their dogs, wake up earlier to begin their day, knowing arguments are minute, and knowing that every minute counts.
My Repurpose for Today : when I get my kids back...don't get mad if they forget to feed the dogs.
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