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
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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