Hello Sunday

Hello Sunday. You are here yet again. And you have brought with you your friend anxiety. I really would be okay if you left your friend at home. See, it is not you that I mind. It is all the feelings of things left undone, still on the to do list. It is the feeling of the things I should have done that stare mockingly at me. It is the looming week ahead that seems daunting before it begins. It is the time spent working when I wished I could be with my family. It is the thoughts that I did not do enough, that I should always be doing more. Those are the feelings your friend anxiety causes me.

Yet, you Sunday, offer me time to cuddle up on the couch with my girls, hearing each of them read and starting new chapter books with them. It is a family walk down the path to enjoy the sunshine and the warmer weather. It is the time spent enjoying lunch and a puzzle. It is the time at dinner table and conversations with my family. It is finding time in between the work to play a quick game or two. Those are the feeling that you bring Sunday. So next week when you visit, can you please leave your friend at home? I would really appreciate it.

Published by booksonthebackporch

I am a wife, mom to two girls, a reading specialist, and avid reader and writer! I am excited to share my experiences through the different books of my life!

8 thoughts on “Hello Sunday

  1. If only pesky little anxiety would butt out of our Sundays! This piece really captures what’s important to you, your family first and also doing well with your job for your students. I wonder if naming the anxiety will help it go away and allow you to focus on what is important to you? Thanks for sharing. I can certainly relate as a teacher and mom.


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