Sunday, September 14, 2008

Living in Freedom every day

Thank you, friends, for your kind and supportive words on my last post. I know I am not alone in feeling overwhelmed sometimes. It really helped just to get all that out!

And, praise God! I know He is always there for me even when I'm too busy looking at the mess around me to notice Him. And I know it is never Him condemning me or calling me a failure -- because He's already paid for that and set me FREE!

This week He may be setting me free from the computer. :) We have a lot of out-of-the-house plans for the week -- the dentist, a playdate, two birthday parties, and a museum field trip! I also want to finish getting the fall garden area ready for the seedlings that are stretching toward the sky! Oh, and I want to reorganize all the books in the entire house... *Sigh* I know, that might be a little much. ;)

Thankfully, I can do all things -- OR choose not to! -- through Christ who strengthens me!! And now I'm going to play a game of chess with my oldest, because that's what's most important right now.


princessmama said...

Thank you so much for your honesty. Sometimes I can't help feeling like a freak(!) and wondering how on earth God can entrust two little souls to my care:( sigh... Then I remember His mercy, and I know how much I've grown in character in these past several years. I also think about my childhood and how imperfect my own parents were and I know it will turn out all right:) Not that that's actually much consolation--I want to do better dang it!

Anonymous said...

Loved your venting!! Mainly because it's nice to know I am not alone.
Being a mom, teacher, friend, wife, etc. Sometimes it can get a little overwhelming.- Hugs coming your way.
Hope you have a great week.

Jena said...

I got a great piece of advice when my kids were little: "Kids don't need great parents, they need consistently adequate parents."

Consistently adequate. I could handle that. I can get too bogged down in the moment and think I'm blowing it. But the big picture of being consistently adequate--that takes the pressure off and makes a great family.

Thanks for opening up and being honest. It seems like this time of year we all struggle with doubts. The rush of starting a new school year is passed and we're into the nitty gritty of life. :)

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