Saturday, November 15, 2008

A week of ups and downs

I haven't written much because of the kind of week I had. I get terribly moody at times and other times, it's smooth sailing. Sometimes it's just easier to read other people's blogs and get encouraged. It also turns my focus on them with prayer and thankfulness. 

Being a homeschool mom is both rewarding and can be the most arduous thing I've ever done. I'm working with 5 children and I want to do the best job I can. The problem is that I want a decently clean home, clean clothes, make good meals, have an occasional coffee with a friend, read up on my blogs, and the list goes on. I feel stretched beyond my ability at times. 

I have a fairly short quiet time in the mornings to start my day, but I don't feel as close to the Lord as I would like. I'm not sure why that is. Am I running further from Him or am I just too busy. He knows how much I love Him, yet I don't always call upon His name when I need Him the most. 

I want to draw closer to Him in the worst way so that I am a better mom, wife, friend, sister, and teacher. 

3 comments:

Pam said...

Amen sister... wanna run away from home for a break with me! ;) I am getting away today for 24 hours... time to refresh and renew... maybe you need to think about finding some time like that too... it's hard to find, almost impossible for me... but I know if I don't take care of me, nothing is going to go like it needs to... and I just very well may lose my mind!! I hear you.

Carol said...

Pam,

Yes, I will run away with you for some refreshing. Then we can get back to wonderful families we have. Then we'll go again, and continue repeating that process. LOL. Thanks for writing and encouraging me. It's been a great weekend.

Blessings and Hugs to You!

steffenboysmom said...

Yes, you are being terribly stretched! I encourage you to find a "MOMent for yourself everyday! ( Easier said than done, I know)

Mine is my cup of Chai! I try to wait to have it until I am sure I have earned it for the day!