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Friday, January 14, 2011

Friday Fave-- Feeling Caught Up

Today I sat back and sighed.

I can't remember exactly the last day I did that. I believe it has not happened since we were still in summer vacation-- August 2010 possibly?

But today I feel caught up. There is not a pile of "to do" items sitting in each room of my house silently beckoning me. I consiously made the choice to read for pleasure last night and watch TWO kids movies with my sweeties tonight. Usually that time is spent "catching up".

I even found time to cut up some veggies. I know that sounds silly, but so frequently even that gets pushed to the back burner... until the veggies are a couple weeks old and only fit for guinea pig food. (Zeke has been eating well these last months.)

My dear friend Amy took my son for a playdate w/ her sweet daughter today and it gave me time to work out, shower and prep a healthy lunch for myself. Then this afternoon my son went to preschool (while my daughters were at school) and I had a whole two hours to close the doors on our 2010 budget and open up a plan for 2011.

I had time to delve into God's word. And read a commentary about it. Then to read about a courageous friend who is struggling with cancer but is sharing how it's deepening her faith. It's beautiful.

Time spent with family and friends. Serving at church. Also a part of my day.

I wish I felt like this every day.

But we know that we live in a fallen world. Hard times will come. Things/people/health/relationships do not remain the same. As a parent, I've learned that just when you think you've got things figured out, it all changes. But as a christian, I know that God is with me and He has everything under control. I don't have things under control, and I shouldn't try. I should trust and give it up to Him.

As Master Uguay says in Kung Fu Panda (one of the movies I shared with my kids tonight for movie night), "Today is a gift-- that's why they call it the present."

It is a gift. And I pray I can face each day with the peace and joy of this day-- even if days are harder. Which is highly likely, isn't it?

(On a crafty note, I was the lucky winner at Such Sweet Tierney of these sweet little gems! Aren't they great? I've blogged about them before here. Thanks, London! Can't wait to play.)


H Love said...

congrats on the bloggy win. So happy you had a wonderful DAY!! you are of to a great start! Love it...miss seeing you!!

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Amy said...

SOOO glad you are feeling "caught up." Such a great feeling to have, hope it lasts :)

Arlene Camacho said...

It's such an awesome feeling, being caught up, isn't it?

(my doggy enjoys veggies and has been eating better than us, too...I had to LOL at that!)

congrats on the bloggy win!!! Can't wait to see what you make with them!