Last week was just crazy and I missed getting to set my goals for the week. It probably was for the best because the way it went, I probably wouldn’t have gotten them done anyways. But the wonderful thing about time is that it passes and we are given the opportunity to begin anew. Last week I read a post by the lovely Erin that really made me think about my priorities, relationships, and really just reset my vision. Seriously, it rocked my world and you totally need to go read it!
The long and short of it is First Corinthians 13 all the way. All of our goals and plans are meaningless clanging bells without love. Erin said that she does not want to teach the people around her that tasks are more important than relationships. I have struggled off and on with trying to figure out how to do it all (mother, wife, student, freelance designer, oh yeah and just me as well) and I know that there have been moments where my need to complete tasks have gotten in the way of the relationships that I am doing these things for. That is where the vision reset has really focused me. Rather than getting annoyed that my son won’t go down for his nap so I can load the dishwasher, I am choosing to take that opportunity to give him my full attention (really, it’s not like the dishes won’t still be there) and play with him until he is ready. Rather than being frustrated when my husband asks me to go out and watch him shoot his bow or sit down and watch TV with him when I have 5 million other things I should be doing, I am choosing to be blessed that he is seeking time with me.
The crazy thing about this is when I choose relationships over tasks, the tasks manage to get done anyhow and I am have a lot less resistance when I ask for help with them. It is a powerful lesson the God has been teaching me this last week and I am grateful that I get to share it with all of you 🙂 My goals for this week are simple and with God’s help I will get them all done with lots of time for play, snuggles, and laughter in between!
Make a point to notice and document what love is looking like in my house a few times this week
- Read a story to Christian every day
- Take my pills each day – I know this should go without saying but I am really bad at remembering them sometimes. I think I am going to put them at my place at the table each night after supper so when I sit down to breakfast they will be right in front of me
Get out and walk 3 times this week Get dressed (before noon LOL) in real clothes that make me feel good about myself every day
- Load/start the dishwasher, and clear off the table and counters before bed at least 3 times this week so I will wake up to a clean kitchen
Find some new healthy/yummy recipes to have for suppers next week – my in-laws are coming up on Wednesday so we will probably be over at their house for suppers most of this week 🙂
- Continue coding the PNE home page
Add individual and group project school assignments to my calendar Make template/outlines for school papers and put them in Dropbox