Monday, May 17, 2010

Balance

If you happen to stumble upon this post would you pray for balance for me?


Do you ever have those seasons in your life when you feel like you're barely keeping your head above water? Its not necessarily a bad thing, just that your life is B U S Y?

That is my life right now. Busy, chaotic, exciting (I'll admit), but definitely unbalanced. I am 2 weeks behind in school with Emma; partly due to my work, partly due to having the 2 babies (well Brody just turned 2, so he technically NOT a baby....but still...if I have to change diapers and feed them, they're a baby to me). Regardless, I really need to figure out this balancing act.

I'm typically really good about juggling things, but I've never had this many balls in the air.

I was re-reading Proverbs 31 and I noticed that she had "servant girls" (scoff). At this point I would give my left foot to have a few girls come to my house, do some chores, prep some meals, run a few errands, and bring fresh flowers while their at it (because I love fresh flowers in my home).

Until then I guess I will have to become the master at organizing. Pray that happens sooner than later...


9 comments:

Taryn said...

Well I think you are Superwoman! I only have one kid and I feel the same way sometimes. I don't know how you do it, but I know I am impressed! : )

Krystyn said...

Praying for balance.

thebrbb said...

Alison, I'll definitely be praying for you. I don't have any babies, but I've definitely changed diapers for a living, and let me say: it's really hard to manage anything when you're taking care of other people's poo, especially when you have your own poo to take care of (literal or metaphorical...kind of gross either way you look at it).

Hang in there! The Proverbs 31 woman was looked down on society and was given very little responsibility in her own household. Don't miss your chance to "laugh at the days to come," with your family. I'm rooting for you!

-Brett Elizabeth

Carrie said...

I just started following your blog. I loved the one about Kate & John.
I also have a hectic schedule as a single mom of three, so I know how you feel! I will pray for balance for you.
I also have a suggestion. Let go of self made stress. It is ok to not do everything the way you normally would when work swings around. Like tax accounts, when it's the season, you just gotta hyper focus and run triage on everything else. Good luck!

Joanne Amos said...

Done...prayed while I read your blog. Praise God!

Anonymous said...

Stumbled on your blog and said a prayer for you.

Stephanie said...

I just happened upon your blog by using the "next blog" button on the Nav Bar. I just prayed for you. I too am a homeschooling Mom that loves Jesus and goes against the grain. I hope you are getting organized. It's also important to remember that sometimes when you say "no" you are actually saying "yes" elsewhere.

Psalm's Canvas said...

Father I pray for Alison,

That you may give her strength and up lift her. That in you Father she may find rest when everything else feels like chaos. Lord you give us strength when we feel weak, and you give us the wisdom we need to know where we should focus more attention. Also, I pray you give continue to grant Alison with wisdom Lord as she homeschools her children. I thank you Lord for creating her to be such a strongwilled loving mother. That she may be an example for other mothers out there who can relate and mothers to be. In Jesus precious name we pray Amen!

Have a beautiful day Alison!

Nina said...

Really sorry to hear about your injury. I will pray for you.