For many years I have been very protective of my time. I rarely plan things on Saturday, especially, because that's my day with my husband. Even if we're not together all day because of our tasks, I still make myself available to him. I think he notices it. I know he appreciates it.
I am protective of our school hours too. The myriad of activities, opportunities, and requests has to be sifted through, and carefully considered, or our time could be spent doing everything and anything else besides education.
Now, our last children at home, boys, are 16 and 14. Our time together is running short before they head out on their own. I'm making sure that I don't fill my days and weekends with extra activities, even though my guys are perfectly capable of caring for themselves. I want to be available to them and to the many friends they have coming to our home.
So, if you don't see me at functions, or if I turn you down when you ask me to keep your children, or if I ask to meet with you another time, it's probably because I'm at home, doing life and family.
It's my calling...it's what I do.
Maybe your life is different.
Are you protective of your time?
Is it difficult for you to turn down requests and activity opportunities?