Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Week of Mixed Emotions

Malachi 2:16 “For I hate divorce!” says the Lord, the God of Israel. “To divorce your wife is to overwhelm her with cruelty,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. “So guard your heart; do not be unfaithful to your wife.” NLT

My kids have headed out with their dad. They begin their first week of summer vacation with him, and I begin a week of mixed emotions.

On one hand, I am very grateful that he is as involved with his children as he is, and I trust that he will care for them well.

I am also grateful for some "down" time. For a week, I have only one to get ready in the morning, one lunch to pack. I have a short respite from the continuous "Mom! Mom! Mom!" 's that come forth from a pair of 8 year olds. On the flip side, I only have one to get get ready in the morning and one lunch to pack. Before long I will miss the "Mom! Mom! Mom!" 's and the requests for ONE MORE bedtime kiss.

So, while they are gone, I'll try to fit in some of the things that are more difficult to do while they are in my charge. I'll also understand a little deeper in my heart why God hates divorce.

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