This summer has been a whirlwind. For some, this is the time that you catch up on R&R, take family trips, and live without a schedule. But for our family, it’s just as scheduled as any other day. It’s wake up, to the gym by 7:40, to work (camp/babysitter) by 9, home at 5, dinner, bedtime, crash & REPEAT. It’s been a blur of the home renovation, extremely long work days, and stomach bugs.
We’ve had this old defender we’ve been trying to sell for months and just closed the deal yesterday! But I was so bogged down by life’s busyness that I didn’t even stop to celebrate that huge win that we’ve been praying about for so long! And I came to the realization that there’s so much stress in my day that it’s crowding out the blessings! Even in the busiest, most stressful times, there are always blessings tucked away if I just look for them.
Last night, I fell asleep praying for a renewed spirit and for love to emanate from my very being. And, guess what! I woke up feeling so positive, ready for the day, and happy. It’s almost like when I acknowledged where I was and saw what was at the root of it, I could move beyond it.
Busyness has been steeling my joy and the only one who can fix it is ME! I feel like, especially as moms, we over-commit, over-parent, & over-extend ourselves. And on top of that, there’s always a layer of guilt mixed up in there. So, what’s the solution? I don’t know exactly. All I know is we need to create space. Space to think, feel, process, and love. And when we do, it’s a win for everyone!