I did not set my alarm this morning.
Not a terribly shocking statement, I know, until I think about the fact that this has probably happened less than half a dozen times since August.
To say that it has been busy is a bit of an understatement. School has been great – I have an amazing group of students this year. Cross Country season was good as well, and I enjoyed my time with both my own middle school team and the high school team. And keeping up with my son who is a senior this year keeps me moving.
But seriously, I blinked and suddenly it was Thanksgiving break.
I may or may not have slept. I’m not sure. It is a bit of a blur.
I know I missed doing some stuff, and I am pretty sure that I am behind on doing things around my house. And working on this blog – I cannot even tell you when I thought about it last. Facebook reminded me that I have ignored it for a while.
But I do know that it is time to take a break, not just to catch up on the things that I have set aside, but to truly rest. My tired is exhausted, and I have needed a nap since sometime in October.
One of my favorite arias from Handel’s Messiah is based on Matthew 11: 28:
Come unto Him, all ye that labor
Come unto Him, ye that are heavy laden
And He will give you rest.
It is time to rest, reflect, and recharge for the next round. I am grateful for the strength and endurance and patience that the Lord has given me to get me through this season of get it all done. And although I am terrible at resting, I am grateful that He gives me this time as well.
So there is no guilt about not setting that alarm. I may not even set it tomorrow…