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I'm sure you can relate!  Most women can. We have so many hats to wear and sometimes...well, we can't wear them all!

Life in our home has been filled these last 3 weeks with Speech/Debate Tournaments, Dance practices, overnight guests, business trips and conferences...and we have 1 more week to go! Not to mention the 2+ inches of ice we got that held us captive in our home. (Texas weather...you never can tell.)

You see, when our weeks are filled with extras and I am burning the candle at both ends...I must realize that I can't do it all! My house isn't as clean as I would like it. I haven't cooked as many meals as I would like. The cupboards are scarce from lack of grocery shopping. The laundry is a little backed up. My first response, too often, is to be overwhelmed and upset.

However, this time, I am not overwhelmed or upset. You see, I made a choice.

I realized although we have "seen" each other, every day, and spent lots of time together in the confines of our vehicle, I hadn't really engaged my family in meaningful relationship. So, I chose to use whatever "free" time I had to invest in my kids and my husband.

My house may not look as good as I want it to, but the 3 hour conversation with my children was worth every dust bunny that remains on my floor. I may not have prepared a fabulous dinner, but the time I would have spent cleaning the kitchen  was time I snuggled on the couch with my husband. I think he was fine with Pizza. {wink, wink} And I've done enough laundry that we don't look like Pig-pen with our dirt cloud following us when we are out and about.

intentional living
intentional living

I can make it through 4 weeks of crazy as long as I prioritize our "unscheduled" time. I can "do" not being home, if I can connect with the heart-strings of my husband and children when we ARE home. I can "do" late nights and long drives if I don't forget the refueling in the morning with my Savior and the snuggles and laughs with my family.

So...as week 4 of Crazy begins in our home, I say BRING IT! I will choose to invest in the important...the eternally significant, and enjoy the ride. I will choose not to be dismayed and overwhelmed. I will be a life-giver, even if there are dust bunnies and dishes waiting to be tended.

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