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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A Break at the Beach

Tomorrow morning B Daddy, Blue Eyes, my amazingly fabulous sister-in-law and I are heading to Panama City Beach. We're going with our sophomore students from Buckhead Church for a five day retreat. My sister-in-law is coming to watch the babe, so I will be on milk duty and hardly anything else mommy-related for 5 days.

I will have NO toddler drama to deal with for 5 glorious days! That's 120 hours of tantrum-free living. I'll trade toddler drama for high school girl drama any day of the week. Check back with me in about 15 years, but right now it doesn't phase me at all. 

I'll get to go to the bathroom all by myself! That right there is such a strangely peaceful thought, clearly my world has been turned upside down in the past 3 years. 

I have half a dozen books on my Kindle Wish List and I may just download all of them. We have 5 hours of free time each day! 5 HOURS. That is what life looked like when the Squirt was a newborn. Oh to have that time back and use it more productively. I could have written a novel. Or at least read a few more. 

I'll be waking up each morning to a view of the ocean. THE OCEAN. Ahhhhhhhhh -just thinking about it slows my pulse. There may be 15 more pounds of me walking the beach this summer, but I'm going to rock my mama-suit with confidence and stare out at God's extraordinary ocean as much as possible.

Oh yeah, and I'll get to worship with close to a thousand high school students each day. All those beautiful hearts lifting up something other than themselves in the world of Instagram, Facebook, twitter and ieverything - it's a glimpse of heaven. 

I'll be back to toddlerland and blogging next Monday. B Daddy and I would appreciate your prayers. Our mothers (who will be presiding over toddlerland in our absence) will absolutely need them. 

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