To tell the truth I'm struggling,
struggling to keep my head above water
while drowning in a sea of over-commitment.
I know i'm not the only one who faces this struggle.
I know it's not just me:
who is constantly shuttling from one thing to the next,
who's calendar is filled with meetings at least 4 nights of the week,
whose house that has more laundry piles than days of the week,
or who some days just throws her hands in the air and says, "Forget it, I'm done!"
While there is some comfort in knowing I'm not the only one,
I am still filled with sadness.
Sadness because I question:
what example am I setting for the boys,
what will I teach our daughter about homemaking and managing a family,
how is this chaos we currently live in affecting my marriage,
what are my "true" priorities?
But with all that said there comes another problem...what do you give up? When do you say no...
I love everything that takes up my time,
I enjoy all my "extra" committees and can never decide what to give up.
You see I'm passionate about so many things that it's overwhelming.
This year I told myself I would say Yes to my family more than to others...
I'm not sure that I've done that.
I find myself often going back to that one calming verse:
How do you juggle?
Any advice for the overwhelmed mom?
Until we meet again may God bless you & keep you!