I have wanted to be a wife and mom for as long as I can remember. I have been married to my wonderful husband for 15 years, and a mommy for almost 8 years. I am living my dream, but most days I feel completely overwhelmed with everything that I am responsible for.
Somewhere along the way I have become a selfish wife and mommy. Instead of choosing to find joy in doing the things that I have been called to do and serving my family well; I have let other things creep in and steal my time and my joy. You know the stuff I'm talking about. Reading blogs. Writing a blog. Comparing your real life to the highlight reel you see your friends post on Facebook and Instagram. Feeling like you have to do EVERYTHING that you see on Pinterest. Some people are really good about keeping their priorities in order and using their time wisely. I haven't been one of those people. I have let all of these things become time suckers. And time suckers turn into happy suckers.
I don't want to continue to be the mom that spends her days wasting her time on useless things. I want to be the wife and mom that God has called me to be. I want serve my family well, and make sure they know how much they are loved. I want my actions to match my words.
I have never participated in the Nester's challenge to write on one topic for 31 days, but I really wanted to do it this year. I initially planned to write "31 Days to a More Organized Life". I am sure it would have been great, and very Pin-able, but I knew that wasn't the direction I was supposed to go. The Lord kept bringing me back to this. The thing He is working on inside of me. I don't have the series all planned out and don't know the exact direction that it will go, so I am just going to let the Lord lead me.
Day 1 : The Intro
Day 2 : My Own Strength
Day 3: Perspective
Day 4: The Trap
Day 5: Choose To Do
Day 6: Choose To Do, Again
Day 7: A Quote
Day 8: Letting Go of Perfection
Day 9: Saying No
Day 10: Sleep
Day 11: Failure is Not an Option
Day 12: The Phone Challenge
Day 13: What is Next?