Ever had one of those weeks? How about one of those months?
Busy, busy, busy bee.
Here’s a glimpse into my May. Small group hosting, Kidstuf, play dates, band concerts, Mother’s Day, Braves game, graduation cake baking, graduation party, more small group hosting, baby food making, birthday party, graduation, more grad partying, birthday planning, invite sending, mom’s group, and dinner dating…and on it goes into June…
Two baby showers, sweet Claire Bear due, birthday party, Jack turns two (I boo-hoo-hoo), mom-in-law’s birthday, beach trip, my birthday (am i really turning 26??), oh yeah, and I’m going to be potty training Jack somewhere in the middle of all of that! Aaaand Cole’s teething. He’s chewing on everything and has the classic clear running nose and wet cough from all of the extra slobber. Eck. Slobber.
Last night I just laid awake thinking and worrying about it all, wondering how on earth I’m going to make it to the end of summer. Sometimes I feel like I’m waiting on life to slow down, but it never, never does. But last night as I lay awake, I flicked on my iPhone and began reading from my Bible app. Lately, I’ve been feeling a bit anxious and exhausted and I try to remind myself that the Lord gives me little chances all day long to rest in Him. It’s my choice, however, if I seize those opportunities or if I just spend them thinking about the next thing on my to-do list.
ie. While I’m feeding Cole his bottle, I could sit and update my mental to-do list, or close my eyes and thank the Lord for a moment to be able to sit and cuddle my little man; to pray and let my soul be revived by the one true source of renewed energy (because no, my friends, though it helps, that source is not a cup of coffee).
I’ve been looking for these little moments a lot throughout my days, and clinging to a verse that has been hanging in our house for the past couple of months.
Life isn’t going to get less busy. There is no finish line, not until my life is over, that is. And the only promise that tomorrow holds is the possibility that things will get worse, maybe even tragic.
I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. John 16:33
I’m sure your life is just as busy, if not busier(!!), than mine. But lets take heart, my friends. Our days are all in the palm of the hand of our great savior. Lets take it day by day, finding our little resting places, and casting our cares on Him.
Now ready. Set. Go.
With love, Malorie
You are blessed, my sweet niece. Your words ring so true, like an old soul, you are wise beyond your soon-to-be 26 years! Much love and kisses to my great nephews..Aunt V.
Really needed to hear this today!
I love you…. I am learning to take one day at a time, taking notice of God’s blessings throughout the day. Thank you so much for my devotional book you gave me for Mother’s day…. 🙂