I know that I have been missing from the Blog scene for a while. My plan was to have several blog posts per week, to be a huge encouragement to many of you and to get everyone excited about new things. Well stop the train and let me off!!!!….
What happened to me is just crazy and somewhat simple to fix. I needed to just get off the train….even jump if I needed to ….even when it doesn’t stop for me!!
If you have read any of my other posts than you will know how crazy my life is. Seizures, Epilepsy, ADHD, Autism, full-time working mom, special needs wife and mom, blogger, speaker and the list goes on. But in addition to my normal crazy life I have been adding too many “sure I can help” etc… things to my schedule.
Life took over so much so that the “life train” ran so fast that I could not see what was happening to me. I was simply enjoying life with my family, my work, my ministry…..but I kept on going, going and going. My days would start at 5:30 am with getting up….then at work most days by 7 am. Then home at 3 pm to pick up my son and husband and head out to an event that was carefully planned and something that we wanted/needed to do. Next… run out for dinner….run to the next event, food shop, or help out someone else in need. Then home anywhere from 9-11 pm…..change into PJ’s…..layout work clothes for the next day….hit the hay. Then start all over again. We have a phrase that we use all the time in our home….it is “drop and go”….we come in and “drop off” bags, misc things etc…. and then pick up the next several items that are needed and “go” to next event.
You can only do this so long….as I have been finding out. I found out how bad it had gotten for me when I went to make a recipe and I could not find my cookbooks. On this day I stood in the room where they had been…then I remembered oh yes …we moved them. So I looked and looked everywhere and I could not find them. I felt like I totally lost the connection with my home, as a wife and as a mother….. how did I not know where something so simple was not where it was supposed to be. I walked away feeling down, discouraged and useless as the woman of my home. You ask …was this simply all because of cookbooks?….Yes, this was a picture of who I had become and where my crazy life had brought me.
STOP the train and let me off. I needed to spend the next few days reviewing why I had no idea even in my own small home, why I could not find my cookbooks. What in the world was going on with me? I thought maybe I am was just getting old, maybe I just needed a day off, maybe….maybe….NO, I had to take a good hard look at my schedule and make some major changes.
If you look at my planner….it is color coded, lines, circles, arrows pointing to numerous things. Sticky notes on top of sticky notes with notes of “must do’s”, place to go, things to get done and some events noted that we have 3 or more things schedule at the same day and or time.
Well….the verse kept coming to me that I heard on a mini devotion from Andrea Mills on her You-Tube channel. She explained the verse….”A wise woman builds her home….and a foolish woman tears it down with her own hands”. Me talking to me….”Lynn grab hold”, stop the train, stop and write down priorities and what is really important to you! Right now for me it is important to stop being so involved in everything and regroup and gain control over the little things like cookbooks in my home. This makes me happy, it makes me a better wife and mother, and it makes me a better Lynn.
I need to limit my “yes I can”…”sure I can add that to my schedule” etc.…. My husband and I sat down this week and reviewed what I need to tweak and reorganize in my life to satisfy both myself and our family. I must say that my life is not my own. My husband due to health issues cannot drive, and my son is too young and has autism and is not able to drive. So this puts me as the only driver. So the times where I would like to stay at home and get things done but they need to get to an event, puts me back in the drivers seat so my schedule becomes overloaded at times and not by choice. So updating my schedule, will not necessarily be an easy task with all that I need to include. And I go back to the verse in Proverbs… A wise woman builds her home and the Lord says if you lack wisdom ASK. So I can pray, I can wait for the Lord to direct my steps, I can receive counsel from my husband and review my family’s needs and be the wise woman in my home that I have been called out to be!
Hopefully….some of these changes in my life and schedule will allow me to blog and share some goodies along my life’s journey with you. I still go back to my claim to fame….”I found my norm and it is a moving target”. This seems to be a never ending reality in my life. Read my blog post about this if you haven’t already.
I would love to hear your comments where your life has brought you, and the changes that you have been able to make. What steps did you take along the way? Leave a comment below, and thank you for visiting with me today!
Lynn A. C. Wilson – Resume of a Mother