Thursday, September 26, 2013

Focusing on my Family

 Do you ever find yourself getting caught up in this long list of things that need to be done and that relationships end up being neglected? I do at times. I have been noticing a struggle with it lately.

  I can get caught up in blogging or other online activity and fail to really communicate with those that are right next to me the way that I should.

  I can get caught up with the healthy eating ideas and fail to realize that my husband isn't really enjoying meals at home so much anymore. Healthy eating is good but if my husband doesn't feel like he is the King of his castle then there is a problem. Balance is necessary.

  I can get caught up in organizing and preparing outside educational activities that leaves me lacking in time (and henceforth stressed) for taking care of HOMEschooling.

  I can get caught up in volunteering to the point that I just can't handle everything and guess who sees the struggle? My family.

  I can get so caught up in all the fun homesteading activities that I can't keep up with the simple homemaking activities like having a clean bathroom.

  I can get so caught up in a certain challenge (like not buying gifts for a year and making them instead) that Birthdays suddenly become overwhelming (since I am super busy) to me rather than fun.

  I am the type of person who loves to try lots of things, I have a hard time saying "No" and I find it hard to ask many people for help (I don't have trouble with those I know very well- but beyond that circle I struggle) so it seems like every so often I have to remind myself to step back, let go of some things and focus on the things that are truly important.

   I figured possible there are others of you struggling with focusing on what is important too so I hope to encourage you to step back and refocus as well.

  Let's concentrate on relationships - God first, then family, church and friends. Our marriage will be blessed.

Since I am doing giveaways this week I thought I would add one to this post too.

 Would you like to win a fabric flower barrette that you can wear to help you look nice for your husband?

 This flower barrette was made by my daughter Mara and has a mauve flower that is accented by feathers.

  If you would like to win please leave a comment and be sure to leave me some way to contact you should you win.

And the winner is: Elizabeth! Congratulations.


Tiffant M. said...

This post hit home for me! Thank you :)

Sue D said...

I identify with many things in this post.
Beautiful barrette!
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Elizabeth Cotten said...

Wow, talk about hitting home. Thank you for this reminder.


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