I am a list making fool tonight!
I feel like a high school girl before prom!
I think I'm giddy!
I am going to KC with a group of friends. No husbands. No kids. No rules! (he he heee) ~yes reality is we may be asleep by 10pm but hey I said no rules!~
So far I have packed a strapless dress, some new shoes, and well who cares what else!
This weekend is so much more than just a weekend away. It is a chance to remember who I am.
Who I really am.
Does that make sense to anyone but me?
This weekend it about remembering my identity.
Day to day, month to month......
I am Jennifer, the mom.
Jennifer the wife
Jennifer the housekeeper
Jennifer the services coordinator
Jennifer the coworker
all of which have defined roles, expectations, responsibilities, obligations.....
This weekend I am going to be Jen~me.
I was full of adrenaline as I sat down here quick tonight to capture the excitement but I just came down from the high and am sitting here wondering if I know who I am anymore.
Who am I without all those predefined expectations and obligations? It is so easy to lose track of ourselves as moms.
Someone asked a few weeks ago; "what are your hobbies?"
Sad, but true, it stumped me. Hobbies? "you know what you do for you, for fun?" fun? hmmm Play with the kids? Does that count?! We have so much to do as wives and mommies that we forget who we are and what makes us tick!
That is what this weekend is to me.
This weekend I am Jen~just me finding me again, a reminder of the person I am......so I can come back to those roles I love and treasure in my life with a renewed & stronger spirit.