Thursday, April 15, 2010

Crazy Little Thing Called Life


I am trying to keep my head above water right now. I'm not quite drowning, but am oh, so close!

Just thought I'd fill you in on this thing I call "my life"....I'm needing to share a bit.

I crazily did all I could to bring the Beth Moore simulcast to our church and it was approved and though there are many that can help the day of, I am pretty much doing the before work by myself. That is happening on the 24th of this month. 150 women have bought tickets and are expecting to get something for their money!

Our homeschool group has an annual Gala for 6th graders and above AND their clothes have to be purchased and since the theme is Renaissance Masquerade, Ben, Darby, and I also need masks to wear. Plus making sure childcare is taken care of for the rest of the kiddos. This is on May 7.

Then on May 10, my brother, his wife, Ben, and I are hosting my parents 50th wedding anniversary. So decisions have had to be made about pictures, cakes, floral arrangements, invitations have had to go out, etc....

May also brings when I take over as women's ministry chairperson at our church.

June 1 is the beginning our summer Bible studies for women's ministry and I am partnering with another gal to teach a parenting class.

June 5th brings the annual used book sale for our homeschool co-op that I am in charge of. Lots of planning and work to get it done, but it ends up being fabulous!

June 7 is our first summer meeting that families have to attend to participate in co-op for the fall. It is a huge meeting...lots of info and lots of things already need to be ready for that meeting!

Homeschooling continues here until April 30 and then we break for a bit. Getting the girls ready for camp (Darby is going to two camps) and remembering that I also have a husband who needs the best hours of my day...not the leftovers!

Whew! I am tired just reading it...and at the same time I am energized (mostly) by it. God wired me to be able to do several things...but I do think I have bitten off a bit more than I can chew this time. By the grace of God, things are getting done, and really getting done well...but only because God is cradling me in His hands and taking care of so many details I don't even know about. I do think God has a special place for the slow of thought...and I am certainly one of those!

What's your day look like today?


FourGirls 4 and under said...

Is that all? You must be so bored. HA! You are really inspiring to me. I do think about what my life will be like when the kids are grown and gone but I will need to come back and read this post. If I do half of what you do on a regular basis that will be plenty to keep my busy. And you still have the kids too! Of course my life these days is just filled with taking care of the kiddos and the house.

Nitzia said...

i feel your pain! but i agree that at the end it's a blessing, God is good and He provides what we need, i'm sure you know that well:)

Anonymous said...

Somebody's got a lot on their plate... =)

The Cornelisons said...

I was feeling a bit cranky with everything we're juggling...but man it pales in comparison to you. You are always such an inspiration to me and my family. Thank you for sharing. I know that if anyone can juggle all of that it would be you!