Sunday, September 27, 2015

BALANCE


One thing I am constantly struggling with is balance.  I told a friend the other day how I have been exercising consistently for the past year... until the past month.  When school got started I guess I had to let one of my spinning plates drop...and that was the one.  Starting a new job, being in charge of the parent's club at Anne's school, normal mom and wife duties, church duties, all took place  over working out.  I know, like many of you, we struggle daily to keep balance in our life.  I long for the feeling of getting everything done and ending the day feeling accomplished and like I've please everyone.
But alas, there's no hope in doing all those things, right?  I mean, there's always more that I could have done, or someone that is left hanging.  I think we put too much pressure on ourselves.  We have unrealistic expectations of what we can accomplish in a day.  And not only on ourselves, but on our spouses and children.  We set unattainable goals for them as well.
I'm still working on this and I'm sure I always will be.  But as I grow and mature it does get easier.  The Lord is teaching me about resting in him and only boasting in him.  About all things being done for him.  And that really takes the pressure off me.  Anything good I do is because of him.

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Sunday, September 13, 2015

FAMILY TIME

For the past several years, Michael and I have always thrown around the idea of moving once he finished his degree.  We always dreamed of moving our family somewhere near Asheville, NC.  Mostly because we both love the mountains and we wanted our children to love the outdoors and have opportunities that we didn't have growing up.  Lately my heart has been slowly changing though.  I guess as that time draws near and the reality of a move settles in, I'm rethinking things.  It's becoming more important that we are near family than any thing else.  I have loved getting to see our kids know their aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents, and great-grandparents. Even our friends that are like our family.  What we have here in little Laurel, MS is quite special and not something that will be easily gained somewhere else.  No, it's not perfect.  But our people are here, and that means a whole bunch in my book. 
I still feel very strongly about getting them outdoors...it just may have to be the Mississippi outdoors instead.
  
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