Saturday, April 9, 2011

Mommy's Time Out

I told my BFF yesterday that as I grow older, it seems I need more quiet time. Funny, when I was single and in my twenties, being alone was the last thing I wanted.

But how does a mom of three find quiet time? In the scarce minutes of solitude, I guess. Either in the wee hours of the morning before the sun is up or in this case, the 15 minute hike to school. Yesterday, the warmer weather enticed me to don crop pants, forgo socks, and walk to school to pick up the kids. I brought my camera, which I rarely do, and stopped to take a few photos.

As I looked down, I realized that I was standing in a chalk-drawn heart. How appropriate, I think it's my heart (soul) that needs the quiet time. A 'time out' of sorts, so I can reflect and reminisce and organize the multitudes of thoughts floating around in my head. It's been hard on all of us, seeing that even though the calendar says it's Spring, we still have remnants of snow mocking us.

The buds on the trees encourage me. The birds singing in the early morning perks me up a little. Funny how the change of seasons means so much nowadays.

As we welcome Spring, I look forward to what it's ushering in; my neighbor's six day old baby, Spring Break for the kids and the true meaning of Easter.


  1. Sweet post!

    When I was younger, I never wanted to be alone. For one thing, I didn't know God or seek Him - so if I was alone, I watched TV or read. Usually being alone depressed me.

    Oh, I would never want to go back to my "old life" lol!

    Now, I truly cherish time alone - and I NEVER put the TV on! And now I know, I am never truly alone!

  2. The blog is very good!

  3. When my girls were younger, "my" time was at night after they were settled into bed. That was when I did my crafting and reading. Back then I was more of a night owl.

    Now days I enjoy the early morning hours before everyone is up. For me it is coffee time, quiet time and computer time.

  4. My quiet time ever since I was young was first thing in the morning, after I dressed up. My day is not complete if I don't start with reading the bible, and praying and journalling. And ever since I've transferred very near a church, I am able to go to church and pray there. I am now 54 years old, and I know that it has been my time with the Lord that has sustained me and kept me sane! Patsy from

  5. Oh boy, what does that mean for me?! I am almost 24, and I can't get enough alone time! But I'm glad that you are getting bits for yourself here and there. I totally know what you mean, though. Even in the midst of crazy times, the little thigns in nature calm my soul if I take the time to stop, look, and listen. Hope you find some time for yourself this week! :)

  6. I definitely need some mommy time. Just moments away from everyone, even my hubby to read, draw, and allow myself to think. A run or walk is always a great refreshment. :-)

  7. glad the weather is finally changing over there!

  8. I am sooo with you. I love time to myself now and in my twenties I would never have done anything alone. I think God call us to quiet time with Him because he knows we need it! Sweet post.


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