Relaxation comes so hard to me. When I have a chance to sit and just BE, I cannot unwind for the life of me.
This past Monday, David said he was going up to a nearby park to read in his hammock, (he is currently reading Theophilos by Michael O'Brien), and asked if I wanted to come along.
My knee jerk reaction had me say, "No thanks, I just finished my book." It never crossed my mind that I could just go and sit under a shade tree and relax!
Sometimes I feel as though homeschooling has my mind trained (or tricked) into believing I must stay home at all times to work on something or be teaching someone something. I am constantly on the go, go, go, (but only inside of my house). There are times that I wish my brain came with batteries :)
Then I realized that David and I need quiet time alone to just BE. Without the kids. I am glad the Holy Spirit moved my thoughts in that direction since sometimes we put ourselves, as a couple, last in line to receive attention.
We have no family around us who can stay with our children for a weekend so we can get away. We gave that option up when we moved to the south.
I was in the midst of prepping for my Confirmation class (Wednesday evenings) when I told him that I would love to go and I could work on my prep in the park. So where I was not exactly doing any meditating type of relaxing, I was, however, relaxing just by being near my guy, in peace and quiet, knowing I'm getting my work done early and uninterrupted.
We have had a warm fall so far, so we hope to get another couple of Monday afternoons in at the park. I'm actually really looking forward to them now!
Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday!
~ Patty ~