It is Good Friday. Originally we were scheduled to have today off from school, but with the crazy winter weather we’ve had this year, today became a student day. However, daycare was closed. Therefore, I took the day off and stayed at home with my youngest, D. Today’s first: taking a day off from work to focus solely on being a mom and take care of D. I’m not sure what was the most awesome part of it all — going back to bed after the husband and oldest son went to work, snuggling in bed while watching morning cartoons, having a stress-free day,….the list could go on and on.
My days — like most professional moms — is filled with rushing, stress, and checklists. I certainly don’t mean to sound like I am complaining. I am beyond blessed to have such a full life with multiple opportunities, but sometimes it’s all too much. Some days I want to put life on hold and just relax for the day enjoying what really matters. Today I did that.
Another first I experienced…while D was taking his nap, I watched an episode of Cosmos hosted by Neil Degrasse Tyson on Fox. It was the premier episode. It was fantastic…a step beyond a simple documentary. The graphics, animation, writing….it was all so beautifully done. In fact, I enjoyed it so much I’m watching another episode now while typing this.
I am a full believer that theology and science coexist and even support each other rather than compete. Thus far this episode only supports my thoughts in this.