I have oftentimes described my life as a circus. Having 5 kids, this is a pretty spot on description as I tend to have to be in 3 places at the same time on any given day.
These last couple of weeks have exhausted me to the point of having little to no time to write and it is seriously weighing on me! I get a little moody & snippy when I’m run down and even more so when I feel like I have to let something I love go to the wayside to make room for yet one more thing for someone else. Man, I sound like a selfish whiny-pants, right?!
The reality is, my right now is only a season and that simple phrase has become my mantra, “this is only a season, this is only a season, THIS IS ONLY A SEASON!!!”
Sleep deprivation, overcrowded calendars and lack of me time can bring even the “super-i make everything from scratch-have boundless amounts of energy-mom” down. I’m sure you can imagine what it does to this “super simple-poptart slingin-my butt is draggin without my coffee-mom”!! So this morning, before I even sat up in bed, I prayed this little prayer, “Lord, help me today to focus on you and not my hectic schedule. Remind me that this life is a gift, even in the busyness, and I should act accordingly and not like a bratty two-year old. And one more thing Lord, give me the strength to perform each and every task I have committed myself to with excellence as unto you for it IS you who deserves all the credit. Amen”
To my fellow overworked, underpaid, totally exhausted, baggy eyed mommas, I salute you. We can do this for we can do ALL things through Christ who gives us strength. (It doesn’t hurt to toss in a pot of coffee and some nutter butters to nudge things along, just sayin’) May today be abundantly blessed, productive and our eyes be open to the beauty of the chaos. Now, go do this thing!