Sabbatical, Part 2

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Sabbatical, Part 2

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Sabbatical, Probably Not (Part 2)

Written by Luz Leigh - 15 July 2008

Remember when I wrote "Sabbatical" the other day? Sorta left you hanging, didn't I? Well, I did that on purpose. Today I will pick up where I left off (there's that dangling participle). We take up here with one of the children asking ...

But, Mom, where will you go? You never indicated you wanted to travel.

GO? I don't want to GO anywhere. I want to stay here in my little home with my cat for company and an occasional visit from you, my children and do NOTHING. I want to be free to do what I want to do ... not things that are expected of me. If I want to sit in my chair and read all day long ... if I want to watch a movie on TV or DVD ...if want to get on the computer and do Instant Messenging with my friends and family half the day or night ... if I want to sit in my yard swing and do absolutely nothing ...if I want to sit at the computer and put my thoughts on the screen, tell of my life before you children came along (it was only preparation for the great life I would share with you and your daddy); record memories of my daddy and mother or write of more recent things that have brought joy into my life. I want to be able to do those things without feeling guilty.These things would be the sabbatical for me.

But when I think of this in the manner I have lived my life, I cannot see a sabbatical for me. Who would take up the slack? It would only mean more work for you and others and I cannot do that.

For a few days, I've lived that dream. Someday ... maybe ... but not now.

In 2003 the Lord restored my health and I promised Him I would spend the rest of my days doing what HE wanted me to do. I have tried in my humble way, but I've failed Him so many times. I stumble; HE picks me up, sets me back on the path HE has chosen for me, and I try again.

You will notice I did not mention anything I that do for my family or my church. Those are things from which I will NEVER take time off. Those are not chores; those are blessings. I store them up in my heart and treasure each one of them.

So if you catch me thinking of giving up one of those things I listed in the first "Sabbatical," just smile and say "She's dreaming, again."

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