It has been so crazy this week that I have been meeting myself coming and going. It would be easy to freak out … but with prayer and focus on relationship rather than the detour our schedule has been taking, I’m holding on.
scoliosis screening xrays
oil changes at Wal-Mart
bird poop on my son’s head
leaky diaper incidents in public
chronic pain and a kid on the couch in tears
bills to pay
schedules we’ve been behind on because of our busyness
But we’ve also had smiles, laughs, hugs, and the BEST burger, shake and fries in the galaxy (a treat because my kids got such amazing compliments from a total stranger at the doctor’s office – she said she had ‘never seen anything like how well behaved they were – all three of them’… so I promised them a shake with lunch!).
You have to give yourself pats on the back and not dwell on everything that hasn’t gotten done… or you’ll go crazy (trust me on this).
Every time I have sat down to the computer for the last few days, I have been putting out fires in email, doing work for the Homeschool Blog Awards, handling our family’s paperwork and finances or ordering pictures for my photography client. I was up until 1:30am last night getting her order in and there was NO WAY I was going to blog after that.
It is funny how you say things like “I can’t wait until things slow down and I have time to relax”… but life keeps marching on at light speed. I’m guilty of that. And then there’s fall… the busy time of the year with one holiday stacked on top of the next and school in full swing. I don’t want life to slow down, really – I just want to be able to not DROWN in all the busy moments. I’m constantly seeking God’s peace and calm every day – all day.
I pray that same peace for you. It is a true treasure.
Now we’re off to grab a Subway Sandwich with Chickie before she leaves to teach piano… and maybe when the baby goes down for his nap we’ll curl up on the couch and try to enjoy some reading together (my favorite part of homeschool) while mama folds about 7 loads of laundry (fun, fun).
I hope you find the simple joys in your busy days… and calm in your crazy!