Relief fills my soul

It is time for FMFriday. This weeks word is relief. Do you feel the perpetual sigh? Just do it with me, doesn’t it feel better. It is almost Friday. We almost made it through the week.



His eyes flutter and slowly close.

He wiggles and then stretches like a cat into position.

His gentle breath begins to hum at a steady rhythm.

My precious boy is finally asleep.

For some reason today was stressful, heck this week has been one stress after another. I had a bad dream one night and a long wait at the DMV another. There were highlights too, but even the highlights added stress. Today I was interviewed about my deployment and how it changed me into a leader. And while I am so excited about the opportunity to reach so many people and share my story. Coordinating babysitting, speaking (not writing), preparing it all was so much more work than I expected.

So to say I am relieved the week is coming to a close and we can begin focusing on the weekend and a small break. I have had visitors the last two weekends and although it has been a blessing I am kind of excited to have no one here, but my little family.

So the relief that feels my body, now that he is finally asleep and resting cannot be described with words. I am so ready for this weekend.


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18 comments on “Relief fills my soul

    • It should be ready in a few weeks. I will let you know when it is done so you can check it out. 🙂 Thanks for the support!

  1. Thanks for sharing! I am really glad weekends exist so we can sigh and exhale and get relief from the week. Your life seems busy, but I hope you’ll find moments of refreshment and relief in the midst of it!
    Happy Friday!

    • It is busy and not busy at the same time. I guess that is the life of a mom. I’m glad the weekend is here. 🙂

  2. I know the feeling, Amanda! Some days (weeks) are tougher than others. I’m so glad that His mercy is new every morning. Every new morning…new week…new season brings new life and a chance to start again. Blessings! Your FMF neighbor, Tasha

  3. Weekends are such a gift. I pray you have a relaxing refreshing weekend with just your family. Watching babies and little ones sleep is so peaceful and brings such immediate relief doesn’t it?!?

    • They are peaceful when they sleep. And so cute and squeezable when they are awake sometimes. I guess I needed to step away to realize how blessed I am.

  4. Yes, the weekends! When I was working, I always said I “worked for the weekends”, that time when we could just sit back and relax with the family – or do things together we may not get to do during the week.

    Now that I am retired – my life is so much busier than when I was working – and I am always excited for the weekends, or any time that I can enjoy life and events with my children and grandchildren and my friends!

    Thanks for sharing – hope you find relief, and a not so busy week this week!!

    • I think that I thought I would have more time when I stayed at home and now I’m so busy I don’t know how I could have thought i was busy before. Life changes and I guess we just adjust to the change and fill our days up with stuff to do.

    • It will be a podcast. I am not a fan of speaking, but if this leads to another experience along those lines it would be an amazing opportunity and I wouldn’t pass it up.

  5. Isn’t it weird how the end of the week brings relief no matter what kind of week it has been? Like some survival marker on the path of life. So happy you made it through your interview and it went well. Hope the new week has a great start for you!

    • So far it seems to be going well. I am trying to take it easy and not do too much. I love spending time with friends so sometimes it hard for me to pass up opportunities, but I know it what I need to do.

  6. Yes can’t wait to read your interview. I totally understand where you are at I feel as though this entire month has been a rat race…. sigh….. and it is only Monday… I am so thankful for grace and strength to run this race and that He runs along side of me!

    • It will actually be a podcast so you will get to listen to it. I’m really excited about it. I don’t why April is being so crazy. At least Monday is behind us and we are one day closer to another weekend.

  7. Hope the interview turns out well! I’m always so nervous at public speaking! I love how you describe your little guy going to sleep. Those moments are so blessed. My youngest is 14 now, so no one goes to sleep on my shoulder any more. Treasure those moments, no matter how much stress is blowing around you!

    • My husband is willing to help me when he is home, but somedays I just want to wrap him up in my arms and snuggle. I know i won’t be able to do it forever.

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