Saturday, April 25, 2015

When The Ball Drops

This week has been rough. After being gone for a whole week, there was a lot that I had to catch up on. Then a tornado blew through the area on Sunday and we lost power. So all week we have been behind on laundry and house cleaning. Add to that state testing for 3 of the boys and working late every night trying to catch up at work, and of course somewhere there will be balls dropped.

My house is a disaster zone and laundry is hopelessly behind. I had to bring work home just to be able to catch up a little bit there and there is another storm brewing here today.

The thing is that sometimes a ball drops in this juggling act of motherhood. And it is okay. The goal is to not let it discourage us in the long run. Right now I am frustrated and overwhelmed. But by the end of next week, there will be a normalcy about it. We have to be able to adjust and go with the flow.

The plan is to try and get the housework caught up today. (Of course, I am procrastinating and writing to you instead.) There was also a plan to cut the jungle that is my front yard but since it is thundering outside I just don't see that happening. And through all of this catching up, I am going to keep reminding myself that there is a grace that needs to be given. Because, while all those balls dropped these last couple of weeks, they can be picked up and added back in. I don't need to beat myself over it. I have to remind myself that I can't do it all, frequently. And I am pouring on the grace to myself today.

Pour yourself a cup of grace today too.

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