Friday, December 05, 2014

Juggling

I feel like I am in a circus most days.  I am a juggler trying to keep all the balls in motion and it seems like the balls keep flying in during December.  If I look at the whole month, it makes me want to crawl into a hole and hibernate until summer.  Then I have to take a step back, breathe, and take it moment by moment.

The one thing I have learned being a mom is that moment by moment is doable.  The whole picture, not so much.  Take today for example.  I had to make the kids breakfast, get them dressed, do schoolwork with Mia, take Mia to vision therapy, make lunch, empty the dishwasher, load the dishwasher, wash the clothes, dry the clothes, fold the clothes, put away the clothes, exercise (myself), do Mia's daily medical stuff, get Asher down for a nap, make dinner, and so on and so on.  I could easily get overwhelmed just thinking about my day, but I take it in chunks.  First we work on breakfast, then we work on the next task.  And amazingly, God takes me through each moment graciously.

Asher didn't want to take a nap today and since he has a new found freedom of being able to climb out of his crib at will, it makes naptime and nighttime more difficult.  I know naps are important, I don't want cranky babies and yet I can't force the kid to sleep (although if I could, I would).  So, realizing the impending doom that it wasn't going to happen at the usual time, much to my dismay...I rearranged our schedule a bit and tried a little later.  Thankfully, by the grace of God...and this is where He is so gracious, Asher did go to sleep.  Thank you Lord!

It's just a constant juggle to me and I know that I would fall flat on my face if I didn't have my God walking right beside me.  If it was me, by myself, the game would be over.  But, somehow the Lord has taken me through 7 years of being a mother.  Looking back, it is only with His help, that I have managed to get here. 

What just boggles my mind the most, is that God loves me so much, that He wants to be part of my mundane, ordinary day.  And not just mine, but every single one of yours too.  He wants to help me with my juggling and walk beside me moment by moment, I just need to ask Him to be with me and He will.  And He does that for anyone.  Anyone who calls on His name.  Isn't that amazing!  I can't keep three balls up in the air without help and He juggles an infinite number with ease.  I'm so glad He's on my side.  I really couldn't imagine life without Him. 

1 comment:

Eliza said...

So true. It's good to catch up here!

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