Its 11:00 p.m. Who is even up at this hour… unless they are binge watching Netflix? My good friend Christina and I are sitting in a hotel bed together laughing and eating nasty chips! Why? Because we have a need to be together, to feel known, to laugh. When was the last time you spent time with a great girlfriend laughing and getting your heart reset to a place of fun and peace?
We left our family and community today, to pursue “Girl Time” A fun day away from home where we and our three girls could bond and create memories. I am reminded even as I write how important this is.
We planned this trip around an opportunity for the kids to learn about growing up with God. Secretly, we wanted an opportunity to get away and dream together.
The fact is we need both. Our kids need quality time with us where we help them develop their abilities to hear from God and experience His passions and extravagant love. And we, as adults, need time where we can breathe deep the richness of the love of God apart from the grind of life.
All our heart needs are met. AND I am reminded how necessary it is to get my needs met in a healthy way. The fact is… our needs will be met. It will either be met in a health way or in an unhealthy way. This weekend was a success for us. It isn’t always, I think that, for most of us, it is our tendency (as moms, caregivers, students) to forsake our personal needs to care for others. But I am growing (as I always am) and learning how vital it is for my loved ones health that ALL our needs are met.
My voice and needs are just as important as everyone else in my family.
So, I commit to pursuing opportunities in 2017 to get my needs met in a healthy way.
Connection, rest, fun, education, adventure, pleasure, are all needs that I have. Please tell us in the comments what some of yours are! And I bless you as you enter into a new year to find ways to get the deepest needs of your heart met and to thrive like you never have before!!