Thursday, September 13, 2012


Ever felt this way? I think we all feel this way from time to time and it varies in different levels of severity.  We have big derailments like death or disease of someone near & dear to us, a divorce, loss of job, a major life changing event, etc.  Then there are the smaller events that derail us like a negative exchange with some, some one treating us unfairly, disappointments & failures, etc.  But don't lose hope.  I've heard many say " God  won't give you more than you can handle" and I believe it.  Sure in those moments, I may question that, but God's grace is BIG enough to handle my doubt, fear, worry, uneasiness, or  what ever I feeling!  I love the saying 'turn your mess into your message!' Amazing! Make a positive out a negative!  Sure it's tough to do and requires a lot of gumption and isn't for the faint of heart.  Would you rather live  in the positive rather than the  negative?  Live in God's grace, forgiveness, and blessings or live in despair, anger, hurt & distrust?   

Which will you choose?

I'm choosing God & striving for being positive.  I'll have to be honest, I am not perfect! Well, duh! But, I mean to say I'm not perfect in this. I don't always choose the positive route, I don't always strive to see my message through my mess. After a long day with a 5 am trip to the gym, grocery shopping, chores, two boys yelling, arguing , wrestling, pushing, spilling, messing and anything else boys do (times two)... I'll admit, I sometimes lose it.  Both boys go to their prospective time out corners after the errors of their ways have been not so quietly pointed out while I sit on the couch fuming.  Ever had these moments (yes, more than one)?  I think everyone has these moments & if you say no then you're probably not being honest.  Thankfully, God forgives me for these moments & the boys do too and after we've all had a cool down moment we can readdress the said behaviors in a much quieter & nicer tone (by all).  I'm trying to better deal with my reaction to these situations as yelling really isn't the avenue I'd like to stroll down.  As of yet, I haven't figured out how to get my boys attention when they are screaming & arguing loudly.  

I'll take helpful hints, because I'd rather not break out my cowbell.

Thanks for listening & not judging the confessions of a sometimes overwhelmed & derailed me!


Ps. I do love my boys more than I can say! Side note: little boys are LOUD!

Play session in the garage after getting Zachary from school.

I sure love these boys, but at times they drive me BONKERS!

1 comment:

  1. Hang in there, girly! God's not finished with you, yet. :) I love the last picture of you and the boys - now there's one more with you in the shot. Yay!!! Love you.