I had to laugh a bit as I read this top ten post by Nony over at A Slob Comes Clean today. It's the top ten proofs that Mamas don't get holidays, and I think I could hear an, "Amen!" from all the other moms out there as I read it.
In all honesty, I have been in the midst of a season where I just have to keep reminding myself to focus on the things that matter eternally, not to compare myself to "everyone else," and to deal with one task at a time. I have big dreams and passions, and often, by the end of the day I see that few have been realized, yet I am exhausted by the thought of beginning it all anew in the morning. I am so happy for the opportunity to serve my family every day, but it can be a tiring. job
I think that is one reason that I like to read Nony's blog. She blogs about her struggles to overcome her messy tendencies on a daily basis. She is REAL. I like real, and I like knowing that I'm not alone. I like reminders that even if there are sticky spots on my kitchen floor, laundry piles as tall as a small child, and my bed hasn't been made in weeks the most important thing is that I still take time to love on my children and to train their little souls.
That isn't always easy to remember. I've had to remind myself a lot lately; especially as the new school year has begun with new studies and new responsibilities. At the end of the day when I look at my to do list I try to think about the reminder from CJ Mahaney that only God gets his to do list done every day. It calls me to seek Him for help to attempt to check things off of mine and to be content with what I can accomplish each day.