Thursday, September 29, 2011

I Ran Away from Home

I've been feeling a little more frantic than usual of late. Frantic and anxious used to be my constant state. Over the years I've worked hard to learn to relax and "go with the flow". It's not natural to me!

Last Friday I imploded. I stood in the kitchen and wept. Thankfully (see!) my dh had come home early from work to go do some other work. He stopped by the house to change clothes. First he was met with stoic wife. Shortly after his arrival, angry wife made an appearance. She was soon followed by frantic, weeping wife.

We stood in the kitchen and I cried and vented. He listened and hugged me. Then he said the magic words, "What do you need?" and I responded with the first thought that popped into my head. "A beach." Without skipping a beat he said, "Go." 

Long story short, I didn't go to the beach, but I did go and spend a night and day at a hotel not far from home in mileage, but eons away from the stress that had been building for me.

So for this Thankful Thursday I'm thankful first and foremost for my dear husband. He put my needs ahead of everything else and that made a huge difference. 

But I'm also thankful for realizing I needed a break and being willing to share that need; for having enough money to be able to take a break of this sort; and for the support of friends who didn't think I was crazy, but rather seemed to think I was smart!

Go figure!?!

may you find grace, peace, gratitude, 
and blessings this day and every day

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  1. Isn't it wonderful to be able to get away when we really need a break? What a wonderful treat.

  2. Ah.. I love that I am not the only one who meets her husband in the kitchen as each emotion falls out of my being. Oh what I would do to have a moment away. You have given me a great idea!

    Thank you for sharing.

  3. What an amazing dh. I am glad you got your downtime.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a Blessed Friday,


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