Thursday night before I left, I really wasn't that excited to leave. Not sure what I was thinking, must've been one of those nights where you are really tired and not thinking clearly. I really didn't want to leave my family. I left on Friday and I'm so glad I did. I hopped in that van and away we went, 3 hours in a vehicle of talking, laughing and just being girls!
We arrived at the hotel and met our last compadre for the weekend. We enjoyed a great word and teaching from Priscilla Shirer . It was just what I needed, thank you Sparkle Conference! The rest of the weekend was just evenings of eating out without having to cut up children's food, eating warm food, eating at restaurants that were not kid friendly, enjoying conversation and not having to take someone to the potty every five minutes Shopping for myself, only me, just me, did I mention me yet? Going into stores that I liked and that didn't carry children's clothes, trying on 40 shirts and not having to leave because kids are crying and tired.. Having laughs with friends, staying up late and talking, feeling like you were 17 again and didn't have to wake up early to get everyone ready for the day, make other people breakfast, pack backpacks and find missing shoes.
I can honestly say I didn't miss my family a whole lot and that's ok. I was able to get away, relax, enjoy my time and come home REFRESHED! I was glad to be home, glad to see my children and husband, glad to be back HOME. I was living in the moment this weekend and I haven't done that for a long time. I was able to spend some time doing the things I liked and I wanted to do. I think everyone could use that from time to time. I know Mr.A was glad to have me home but he was also glad to send me off this weekend to just be me, Ange. I don't want you to think I don't love being a mom and a wife, I do but I also don't want to lose myself and be only a mom and a wife. I haven't been away like this for 2 years and the last time I went, I was 11 weeks pregnant. Not a great time, even my friends would agree with me! So ladies, make sure you take time to refresh your spirit and yourself. Not everyone can go away for a weekend but even a night out, or day out, just some you time, it makes us all better moms, wives, friends and women.
1. To revive with or as if with rest, food, or drink; give new vigor or spirit to.
2. To give new freshness or brightness to; restore.
3. To make cool, clean, or moist; freshen up.
4. To renew by stimulation5. To fill up again; replenish