Tonight, a stressed group of women went into the world, or more specifically, to Panera Bread and The Cheesecake Factory. When we returned, we were once again able to take back our positions as mothers, wives, students, and disciples. It's amazing how little time it takes to feel like a person after days and days of pushing through stressful situations, classes, and attempting to get some quality time with the family that is untainted by homework or general grumpiness.
We laughed, most likely excessively. Everything seemed funny, which reflected our desperate need to be away. It wasn't a long trip. Just about ten minutes from this training center to Panera. But it felt like a world away.
Thank you, husbands, for taking care of the little ones and encouraging us to get out and have some time together. We are incredibly grateful for our little stroll down Silly Lane. And thank you, girlie girls, for showing me a good time on the town. I love you both!