Well, Courtney over at Women Living Well has a new challenge for us. I missed this one last year because I only discovered her wonderful blog late last year. If you click on the link above you will see the introductory video that Courtney created. In it she mentions how stressed and uptight she felt she was becoming in the midst of all the schooling schedules and extra-curriculars. Man, can I ever relate!
Its been stressful for me too these past four weeks. It hasn't helped that my poor daughter who isn't even five until late October is stressed too. Imagine getting her up and out of the door by 6:30am, feeding her breakfast in the car, taking up to an hour sometimes of traffic and then having her still get to school barely on time or late some days. Then there was having to drive my other daughter to work and the afternoon pick up from school, which requires going at least half an hour earlier to get a place to park! I've spent more time in the car than anywhere else lately!
I've been one uptight mama! Its showing in my relationships with my children and my husband. Its showing in how easily I fly off the handle for the smallest of things. It shows in how I feel overwhelmed and out of control. It shows in how I am not giving of my best, firstly to my Lord, then to my husband and children and in the way I serve them, my haphazard, half-hearted way of doing everything lately.
I was so happy when I saw this Challenge. I am determined to take part. I will be lighting my big candle every day, praying for peace in my heart first of all, then in my home. I will be praying for strength and wisdom, for patience in dealing with all that's coming at me right now. I will also be praying for all of you, my friends, and your different situations.
Courtney has some really great ideas for making and keeping that sense of well-being and creating a haven in our home. Will you join us?