Friday, June 21, 2013

Grace for Mama

Each year, as the school year begins I make plans. I do the same thing come summer time. A few short weeks ago I sat down to plan our summer. I want my boys to become more accomplished readers. I want to get the bedrooms organized and deep cleaned early on in the summer. I want to carve out time each day to get ahead on all of the blogs I write for.
Just a few weeks in and I can already see my plans failing. Yes, we have definitely done some reading. But we haven’t sat together in the living room as we read together for thirty minutes then read individually for an hour. {Told you I planned everything out.} Yes, I have told the boys to clean their rooms, but no, I haven’t deep cleaned and organized. And not only am I not ahead on the blogs I write for, but I am behind. Many of the things on my daily agenda haven’t even been given thought to.
I feel like I have failed and yet we are not even a month in. I hate that feeling. The feeling like I already messed up so why try. Why not just throw the list out the window and let them do what they want all summer.

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  1. Oh friend, I know this place of overwhelm. Praying He frees you from the burden of your list and allows you just enjoy your time with your children.

  2. We plum might be learning the same thing. Ditched my lists for a new 'to do', the only one that accomplishes much anyways.

    Kinda of liking our momma notes. I do hope you'll join us again and link up. Wanna join us? Slip your fave recipe, notes of encouragement, birthday pics, all things gloriously mom, into the link up. Just moms. Sharing our notes. Creating a melody.

    Be blessed bunches,


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