There is an
us that needs to
be filled, but
only God can
fill what you
are aching for.
I became increasingly upset by my
husband’s time off from work, along with
the business lunches and the business trips.
To compensate for the perceived unfair-ness of the situation, I chose to do nothing
on weekends: no laundry, no dishes, no
parenting. Soon, my weekends were
spilling over both ends and into the weekdays. All of this only served to overwhelm
me even more and feed into my desire to
In a moment of clarity, as only the Lord
can offer, I saw my behavior for what it
truly was: selfishness. Along with this
epiphany came the conviction to quit
seeking Me Time.
Me Time is a myth. It is an unattainable, always interruptible, never satisfying
piece of junk psychology. Me Time, by its
very name, suggests that who we are
during the daily grind is not who we truly
are. It begs us to search for fulfillment
outside of the titles of “wife” and
“mother.” It accuses precious little ones
and God-given spouses for suppressing us.
It reduces motherhood to a disease in
which little dirty faces and endless monotonous tasks slowly suck the life out of us.
It says we can never be refreshed by
spending time in the presence of those we
care for day in and day out. It points out a
perceived hole in our world that needs to
be filled, a tank that must be refueled, a
monster that will swallow us if we neglect
to feed it Me Time.
The more we indulge the thought that
we are somehow owed this time away, the
The Roberts family: Amy (mother), Ty (father), Blake, 9 (now 10), Megan, 6 (now 7), Melia, 3
(still 3), Keian, 1 (now 2), Emily, 2 months (passed away Feb. 10 at 7 months of age)
more we will seek after it. The more we
seek after it, the more every little opportunity afforded us to take a break will seemingly end too quickly. The everyday life of
being a mother will become drudgery. We
will dread every aspect of this role. We will
snap at our children any time they try to
draw us out of our precious time alone. Not
getting this time will ruin our day, and if
we do manage some time away, we will
despise the re-entry.
However, with any lie, there is a certain
amount of truth hidden within. There is an
emptiness within us that needs to be filled,
but only God can fill what you are aching for.
“The LORD is my portion, saith my soul;
therefore will I hope in him. The LORD is
good unto them that wait for him, to the
soul that seeketh him.” (Lamentations
Our time away should be spent seeking
Him. Anything else we try to fill that
emptiness with will fall miserably short.
Likewise, the company we seek during our
time away should be spent with people
who are about the business of edifying and
strengthening us in our role as wife and
mother, not tearing at the very foundation
of our home. We will never gain anything
but resentment from the counsel of those
who encourage us to seek self.
We must cease to see the role of wife
and mother as a job we put aside at the end
of the day. We must do our daily tasks
cheerfully, as unto the Lord. We must learn
to enjoy being home with our families. We
From a Christian
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