When Mama's Away...

People have been referring to me by mother for twenty years now and there's something that I have learned in those years: once you're a mom you don't take vacations anymore. I can physically leave my house and get on an airplane, drive in a car, take a train, whatever means of transportation to remove myself from the presence of my children and call it a vacation.

However, it isn't really a break, rest, time to shut off the world. You see, there's something that happens when you grow a little person inside of you and walk around that way for a few months and even though I know that doctor cut the umbilical cord for each one of my kiddos, we are forever attached. I cannot go out of town and not find myself thinking about how much they would enjoy the place where I am visiting or the food I'm eating. I miss them in a way that cannot be explained. With all that is inside me I wish I could just have fun and forget about what's going on at home.  I think about if things are all right with them. I somehow still manage to have an awesome time, but when its over I just want to get back home to my kids and give them all a big hug and kiss and make sure everything went great for them while I was out of the picture.

This weekend I've been on a beach trip with some ladies from my church and nearly all of them are moms. I'm not the only one in this dilemma. They have all been on their phones one time or another on this two day trip to check in at home with how every body is doing. Mom's are the control center of the home. Without us things don't run as smoothly. Every one knows that.

Proverbs 31:27-31 She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: “Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.” Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.


Sonja vonwald said…
Love this and can relate. Thanks!
Traveller said…
Great! I loved it! I totally get it! I can't even go to the grocery store without thinking about the baby. How things change after children enter into the scene:-)

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