This past weekend I was given the gift of time to me. Drew is amazing! He did not hesitate when I asked about going to my sister's for the weekend to hang out and to race. He said go just like he always does. He knows me and he knows if I ask it must be important. And it was. So I received a great gift this past weekend. Time for me. Time with my nieces. Time with Kelsey. Time to run without the pressure of being "on" as soon as I was finished. It was a beautiful gift! I treasured every moment! I could not be more thankful!!
I prepared food, made lists, and put out clothing before I left. Drew is an amazing Daddy and I knew they would have a great weekend! I managed to turn off all things Mommy and was just me. I did worry about Emma at her gymnastics evaluations on Friday. I worried about Samuel at his soccer on Saturday. But, that was it! I was just me being a runner, a sister, and an aunt for the rest of the weekend. Bliss!
I shopped with Kelsey and did not have to worry about children refusing to sit in carts or running through aisles. I played with my nieces without my kids wanting my attention. I slept without wondering if anyone would wake me during the night. I went out for dinner! It was peaceful, refreshing, and renewing!
|We saved this baby bird...poor thing!|
|We played at the park|
|Kelsey and Scott...date night with me!|
|Me and Kels with the Annapolis harbor in the background|
|Sweet girls...Hanna, Leah, and Maya|