Monday Confessions, it's December

    I confess that it's still pretty early here and we had a rough night with a sick kiddo. It's funny how at times a mama's intuition kicks in because just earlier in the day I thought to myself, "I think he's going to need to see the doctor tomorrow for this cold." Sure enough, he was in our room crying about his poor ear and throat hurting by 10pm last night. This brings me to the realization that the plans I had for today aren't going to happen! I am going to adjust everything to take care of my boy. In all honesty though, that can sometimes be hard for us can't it?

 The stockings were hung by the chimney with care...

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care...

   So in this quiet stillness before my house is bustling, I am reminding myself that even though I feel the pressure of the December to-do list and calendar, it's more important to just take care of him. The rest of it will find a way of getting done! This verse from Psalm 61 is especially helpful to me, "When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the Rock that is higher than I." 

Life rarely goes according to plan does it? Sometimes these deviations are invitations to just slow down. In the wise words of Ann Voskamp in One Thousand Gifts, "Being in a hurry. Getting to the next thing without fully entering the thing in front of me. I cannot think of a single advantage I've ever gained from being in a hurry. But a thousand broken and missed things, tens of thousands, lie in the wake of all the rushing.... Through all that haste I thought I was making up time. It turns out I was throwing it away." So here's to slowing down today and just doing the things in front of me. Have a great Monday friends!