Coffee, Mom Talk & a Little Inspiration

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope your week has been great and you are relaxed this weekend. I have been tossing around what I was going to write about today and I decided to go with my gut and write about something that I have issues with. Something I am trying to change in my life.

As you know, I work from home with the blog and my jewelry and skincare business. I try to “keep a schedule”, but that doesn’t always work in real life. I am a taxi, a cook, a planner, a cleaner, an event organizer and so much more. OH…the big one – a dog walker and babysitter for humans and pets HA!!! These are jobs that all you can relate to in one way or another, and these “jobs” can change in a matter of seconds.

I usually do fine during the week because I am alone mostly and I work well when no one is around. The problem is on the weekends when everyone is here. I feel like people are trampling over me, nothing stays clean, I am constantly loading the dishwasher, let’s not talk about laundry… and I could keep going on. I think you moms and wives know the feeling!

This weekend I had to break away and take some “me” time, I am very OCD and like things to be in order and I like for my crew to follow through on things I ask of them. You know, like changing the empty roll of toilet paper, not leaving dishes in the sink, after bathing – pick up your towels, clean the restroom…HAHA! Who else deals with this or did deal with it at one time? Yeah…I think we all have.

I ended up reading my God’s Promises For Your Every Need book to get my mind settled. This little book does work! I took a walk, I cleared my head, I listened to inspiration music, I did everything I thought I could to pull me out of my mood. I even took a nap! (this work so well at times). Of course when all these things were over and I reemerged into my family room, there were clothes everywhere – Chase was doing his laundry, the sink had dishes in them, toys were strung from the front of the house to the back. Sighhhh!!!!!!

As the TV was slightly blaring in the background it caught my attention. It was a documentary on a family that had a 6-year-old child disappear. WOW! I have my kids with me, I have a really great family, there is no real sickness, overall things are a lot better than MANY people in this world. I thought about Barry losing his youngest child, and then I thought about this family that lived every day not knowing where their child was, if she was being abused, if she was buried somewhere, if she was sold into sex trafficking and so many other thoughts.

It wasn’t long before I stopped being overwhelmed in the chaos and I began to be thankful. Thankful there is a hedge of protection around us, thankful that God has his eye on my family and me. Thankful for not being that family on TV!

Isn’t it funny how we get all worked up over day to day annoyances and they seem so HUGE! I was looking at a white sheet of paper with a small black dot on it and ONLY focusing on the black dot. Shame on me! Don’t get me wrong, it is HARD to overcome the challenges of living with people that see you as the “maid” (snickering right now), but oh what a joy it is that I can take care of them. I can show them daily that I do love them, even though they will never understand how to change the empty roll of toilet paper or replace the empty roll of paper towels. I really am snickering now!

We moms and wives wear different hats every day, God made us where we can handle these things way better than men can. We can multi-task, we see the things in front of us that need cleaning when no-one else can. We prepare for the bad, we prepare for the good, we are the CEO of the home and with that comes great responsibility. It can and will get overwhelming at times, but in the end…there is no place I would rather be. With that being said, we do need to take time for ourselves. Self-care is so important, especially when you are wearing so many hats and so many responsibilities fall on your shoulders.

I started this blog exactly one year ago on August 1, 2018 and Proverbs 31:25 was my theme. I do not always remember what that is and sometimes I need a reminder. If you are going through a whirlwind of a time, remember that you are HIS! God will bring you through your storm and carry you through to an even better and brighter tomorrow!

Thanks for stopping by the blog today! I hope you ladies have a great day and maybe some of you can relate to my emotional post today of the hectic life of moms and wives! XOXO If not, I hope you got a chuckle somewhere in the post HAHAH!!!


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  • Miriam

    Beverly, thank you SO much for sharing this with us today! You are not alone. I feel exactly the same way, and like you, the overwhelming times seem to happen the most on weekends when there are huge male teddy bears in my house, called husband and step-sweeties. Clothes everywhere, dirty dishes, and empty cartons in the fridge abound! Plus constant trips to the grocery store. Recently I saw a sign for a bathroom that says, “We want to change the world. BE that change and replace the toilet paper roll!” Maybe we moms need one of those in every bathroom? Would they even see it? Haha! Anyway, hang in there and have a great weekend. Many blessings to you and your family!

    • Beverly

      Haha!!! I don’t think they’d see it!!! I put sticky notes on the mirror that says -Clean me Please—it was there for over a week 😂😂 Thanks so much for sharing your trials to lol!! Loved it!!!

  • Kelly Palmer

    A great post as usual Beverly! It has been controlled chaos here for the past few days and I am loving it!! Usually it is just me,Troy and my mother-in-law and way too quiet. We have had a wonderful time with the girls and grand kids. We went to an indoor adventure park where I stepped outside of my comfort zone and did height related activities. We shopped, played kickball and board games, watched a movie, baked, danced, got silly numerous times and the height of it was to all worship together in church this morning 🙂 One daughter wore a brand new dress to church that I hadn’t worn yet and the other wore a brand new pair of my shoes. I know that you deal with this all of the time with Raegan but I miss those times with my girls now that we are so far apart so guess who will be going back to Florida with a new dress and the other with new shoes? LOL! I just finished putting together lasagna for dinner, brownies for dessert and peanut butter fudge for the girls to take home for them and their hubby’s. Enjoy the mess and chaos while you can cause it doesn’t last forever and I hope your weekend has been a great one after all!

    • Beverly

      Oh my gosh…I wish o lived closer for leftovers lol!!! We have been outside playing frisbee this afternoon. Lordy, it wire me out, but it was fun to have everyone out there playing. But Raegan, she’s having another “bout” of something female related. I will be glad when they figure her out!!! Sounds like you had a great week!! I’m so happy for you!! Mine is better today lol!!!

  • sandy

    The days of chaos with kids living at home is behind us, but how just the ”two of us’ can make such a mess in a short time I don’t understand….LOL. But…I agree with Kelly in that we both miss that chaos now that the kids aren’t here and both of us have kids that don’t drop in every day or live with us. But…I am like you and NEED things organized and picked up so if the chaos was on a daily/weekly basis it would drive me nuts!!!!!!! I know when the grandkids are here, it is like a tornado went through the whole house and even though I don’t mind it for a week, I would have to have organization if I had family members here all the time. I have to pause too and count my blessings for the messes when you see so many people going through way worse things. I know it is just our nature and I think it is ok to just need and have some “me” time every once in awhile. There is no shame in that. I have to tell you your chocolate cake recipe was DELICIOUS !!!!! Today we had it with a side of ice cream ;).

    • Beverly

      Girl!!!!! I told you that cake is a favorite of ours!!! Mmmmmm!!! Mmmmmmm!!!! Good!!! You are so right about the mess and organization. I’ve got to work on my kids. They were so much neater when they were 18 and younger!!! Ha!!!! Happy Sunday sweet lady!!! I’m so glad the cake was a hit!!

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