Yesterday was my kids last day of school!! Yippeee! I celebrated the last Â wake-up call, the end of the homework packets, the final packed lunch for a while, and the chance to own all of my time and be on my own schedule…. for one whole day. Because I know with the passing of school and the coming of summer equals more time that my husband is away at CAMP. Hello, camp Mom. Welcome back weeks of entertaining and discipline by myself.
I was looking at our calendar and noticing that from now until the end of August Jeff will be gone at least 1-2 weeks out of each month. I feel nauseous just thinking about it. I don’t necessarily want to go on these camps and retreats, but I don’t like to be alone either. I really have to gear up for this. Spring and Summer time can really be a lonely time for youth pastor’s wives. I don’t think the other women in our church get it.
Most other ministries are just settling down from all the holidays. This is high time in youth ministry, and low time for our family. I know you can relate, this is definitely an area where I need prayer and support. Any ideas? It’s hard to stay strong and supportive of my husband after being alone for so many days and nights. But I know that’s the deal, that’s the calling, that’s part of my role.