Wednesday, August 4, 2010

overwhelmed

This has been a...week. Not good, because I am exhausted and feel so behind and that I suck at life. Not bad, because I have a beautiful daughter that I am blessed to have, even when she wakes me up super early. And blessed to have a new job that I love.

But I cannot get my act together. Monday night I was doing work until after 9:30 at night. I finally gave up and sent Brian to the grocery store for me because there was no way I was going to make it. Last night, I finally walked in the door and sat down on my couch at about 8:30pm.

And then this morning, oh this morning. Woke up late. Tried to make myself a quick smoothie for breakfast and didn't realize the bottom of the blender was not screwed on until milk was pouring all over my counter. And then Lila spit up all of her medicine so we had to give it twice.

What do you do when you just feel like you are losing it? Trying to balance it all? My solution for the evening was shutting my brain off from work when I finally left at 6:30pm. And eating a really healthy salad for dinner. And taking a 30 minute walk with Brian, the baby and Zaxby the dog. And now, a fabulous glass of chardonnay while watching "So You Think You Can Dance." How do you juggle life as a mommy, employee, wife and woman? I need some sage mommy advice please, so feel free to tell me what to do. K, thanks :-)

I've learned that you can't have everything
and do everything at the same time.
~Oprah Winfrey

6 comments:

emily said...

okay, the video you posted on my comments is the exact video i posted in my blog!

that video touched me, deeply.

how crazy!
thanks for your support and encouragement...

Blair@HeirtoBlair said...

I am ZERO help with this, because I am constantly LOSING MY EVER-LOVING MIND.

But usually exercise & a glass of wine. Sedatives if need be. I'm a bad example.

rebekah said...

Girl, thats the whole point.....THIS is how it is, never mind the sitcoms, commercials and preconceived notions of having everything softly humming, moving along all under control, while looking effortlessly fabulous! When you DO have one of those days, afternoons or moments you relish in them because THEY ARE NOT THE NORM!!!! Being a mom, wife, employee, ect is ALOT....I spend most of my waking hours as if I am in a race, breaking a sweat and feeling on the verge of falling so, so behind! But let me tell you....It's ok.....it's a season....enjoy the crazy, fast-paced, sweaty, smoothie-spilling, medicine-spitting ride! :-)

Amy said...

Matthew 11:28-30 says: 28"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."

Here’s what I have learned being a mom….and I have by no means “got it all together” that is for sure…but this is what helps me when I am feeling overwhelmed….which is a totally normal state for mommies, so welcome to the club….but it doesn’t have to be that way.

Here’s my Mommy interpretation of this scripture. (Feel free to verify with your Dad that I’m not way off base) :-)

When we are “yoked” with Christ the burden is easy and light……because Christ bears all the burden of the yoke. (Thank you Kristy Chalfin for your most excellent lesson on this! :-)) so if we are feeling weary and burdened it is because we are pulling away from the yoke in a direction Christ does not want us to go. If we are walking with Christ in the things HE has for us to do, our burden is easy and light. First thing let me say…..being a new mom is HARD! No matter how big the blessing and how much joy…it is still HARD, there is no way around that….but it does become easier as you figure things out and SHE figures things out. ;-) PRAYER is THE KEY, number 1 most important thing you can do. I find that I need to be in prayer all the time about what God has me to do…this year….this month….this week….this day…and the next 10 minutes! ;-) We need to seek His will for our time. If we are spending our time and energy in things HE has not willed for us….it will be heavy and overwhelming. You have to discern the things He wants you to be devoting your time too and then do ONLY those things, trusting in His perfect plan and knowing that He will supply you with all that you need to accomplish the task.

The verse says “Take my yoke upon you and learn from me…..” We need to spend time in prayer learning from Him where we are to devote our precious time. Then when we’ve discerned that, we have to stick to His plan, get yoked up with Him and let the other things go. If that means a clean house, laundry, going here…going there….doing this or that….whatever it is.

I pray Lord Jesus that you would give Lindsay rest….and I pray that you give her discernment and the courage to step into your plans for her life so that she has a peace and a joy knowing that daily she walks with you. I pray that you keep her overwhelmed Lord….but in your Joy and Peace! Thank you Jesus! Amen

Joey&Casey said...

I'm just soaking up other people's comments too:) I think I tend to be a home body more than ever now because that is how I recharge. Business overwhelms me when I am already maxed out by life. I try to recharge as much as I can on the weekends with soul food and me time and then I have the gusto I need for the week..barely. lol. I'm with you Linds. Let's start a business together and make lots of $$ !! :) hehe

Christine said...

i find that when i just stop trying to make it all work, stand still for just a moment, and give thanks to God, 1 Thess.5: 16-18 tells us to be joyful always, pray continuously and give thanks in all circumstances, even the bad ones, the stressful ones, the sad ones and so i say these verses outloud to sort of center me, then i give my girls a hug, tell them i love them and just forgive myself... we tend to get wrapped up in taking care of everyone and everythign we forget to give ourselves credit, and forgiveness too... its tough, its rough, but its all worth it