Writing Challenge Day 23
After a week long vacation away from my kids, I’m embarrassed to admit the difficulty in going back to playing the role of Mom. I missed my family so much, but I reached a point where breathing was more enjoyable. I didn’t have to wrestle in sharing wars, or be the person in charge of keeping the house in function mode. I reached a place everyone longs for; pure serenity.
Not only did I step away from my role as Mom, but I stepped away from being the daughter of Christ. Bible readings seemed to follow under my ‘to-do’ list, making my need for God’s word far behind my need for relaxation. Something I’m not very proud of, but it made me re-evaluate my values and beliefs. I just wanted some time to figure out the person behind the title of Mom and Christian, and that’s okay.
I didn’t quite discover the person I wanted to find under all these titles, but I found I am happy with the person I am. I’m complete being the daughter of Christ, and I’m glad to get back to my simple roles of being a housewife. Isn’t that what we all need? Clarification that the person underneath is still pure and satisfied.
Are you in need of clarification? A chance to breathe from all the chaos going on around you, and to determine what defines your happiness. I want to challenge you to take time to undress the mess. Take away the titles that define you. Step away by yourself to listen to the aches of your soul. What do you need to fill your cup of happiness? We could all use some time to unleash our responsibilities to just breathe with ease, to be comfortable with the person we are growing to be.