I am writing this in a lovely room in another state.
I am here, alone. For three days.
I am incredibly happy.
My husband recognized my need for some time to myself. Not just a "go to Starbucks and get yourself a coffee" kind of alone time, but uninterrupted, nearly silent, do-what-I-want-whenever time. A monastery would be heavenly, but this place will do nicely.
I call it a DOME. Don Oxygen Mask Escape. I need this; I need to recharge, refresh, re-examine.
|I like that "dome"|
sounds like "om."
So, I have a schedule. I made it myself. And I'm allowed to stray from it, though I probably won't.
All I wanted to say is - I'm here, I'm refreshing, I hope to be a better everything when I return (and a little less of some things).
Thank all of you for supporting our family, and encouraging me. Thank you, neighbors, for looking out for Ian and the kiddos while I take this completely selfish and necessary excursion. Thank you, God, for the incredible blessings in our lives, and that You care for me, as I cast my cares on You.