I am choosing to change my day. Today I am stopping and resting. Today I am putting God and my family first. I find myself even on the weekends putting housework above my family. I can be such a perfectionist that it cleaning and stressing about it consumes my entire day. We attend church on Saturday nights and then on Sundays my husband works at both services. So I "could" have the entire morning to let the kiddos watch TV and I could clean and do laundry. That's what I did last week and I admit, it was nice!
But instead we are going to leave the house for the morning with library books in hand. The 4 of us are going to sit and sip at Panera and spend time reading books together and talking. I don't know how long my 4 yr. old and 11 month old will last. But then we'll walk the nearby shops. I need to learn to relax, rest, and take a Sabbath from the normal routines and chores.