Saturday, September 20, 2008
Well, this weekend Maria, my wife, is gone on a much deserved pastor's wives retreat. She is such a great wife and mom! She is a stay at home mom of three children: Vincent (almost 4), Faith (2), and Nathan (7 mo.).
Today was day #2 of doing what she does everyday. I have the kids all to myself. Quite honestly, I was very nervous leading up to this weekend. What was I going to do? How am I going to keep myself from going crazy? Hey, I'm being honest here. But today, we just kept it simple. I took the kids to the park and had a picnic. No, I'm not going to win father of the year for doing that or anything, but it taught me something. There are a lot of simple pleasures that we take for granted.
Yes, it's been stressful at times, and I still have one day to go. But it has reminded me how grateful I am that God has blessed us with three wonderful treasures.
Thank you God for simple pleasures!