Recently the girls and I were able to give Melanie a day away. That day came with some special perks since we did school with the children, normal chores, meals, clean up, and naps—the usual daily routine so that Mommy didn’t have to come home to a messy house, a day of school to catch up on, and cranky children.
I took the first shift from 9:00 to 11:30 (at 11:30 I have playtime with another set of grandchildren), and Anna came to make lunch and have the afternoon shift. The other time we did this, Mary took over mid-afternoon.
This time Mary was Melanie’s shopping assistant. Melanie wanted to do clothes shopping for the children with her time away, and Mary has a great eye for color and style. Mary and Melanie shopped, ate lunch out, and were back mid-afternoon.
Then Melanie went to my mom’s house for a nap and some “office-type” activities for the rest of her afternoon off.
These mommies with young families work so hard all day, every day. It is a joy to be able to let them have a little break.
Trusting in Jesus,
“But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children’s children; To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them” (Psalm 103:17-18).