Two more days of school for the kiddos, after today. Half-days. I am so ready to be done with the school schedule but let me tell you… I was sick for most of last week and it knocked me on my rear. Then my husband had some stuff that kept him out of the running for a few days. And my to-do list went undone.
Last week I felt like God was teaching me some good things in the stillness. This week it leans more towards feeling buried by work that needs to be done and not enough time to do it.
I’m stretching myself by trying to choose being present. I went on an all-day field trip with our middle daughter yesterday. It’s her last year at this school-we’re switching her next year-and it’s bittersweet. Being present with her during this transition is important. But it meant another day’s work went undone.
It seems like a no-brainer for most of you but it really is a struggle for me. I’m a task-oriented gal. I didn’t realize how much so until we transitioned to our current living situation, where my work was here at home.
God’s teaching me to manage my expectations in a more healthy manner, I suppose. Sometimes these lessons are sweet and sometimes they’re just hard!
I’m glad for His grace, for each moment of the day. I know He’s glad when I place people over tasks. The tasks always seem to get done, somehow. But the people, they won’t always be with me.
Taking a deep breath, and committing the to-do list and the people to God today. He’s pretty good at bringing order and life. I’m going to trust Him with that today. Join me?