Sunday, May 17, 2009

Overwhelmed

In juggling the preparation for two weddings in the very near future (our oldest son’s, May 29, and one of our daughter’s, July 31), and beginning a new family corporation, people have been asking me, “How will you get it all done?”.

It reminds me of when our kids were young and I’d hear the same question:

 “How do you do what you do? I sure couldn’t raise seven kids.”

 My answer then was the same as it is now:

 “I don’t get it all done, and sometimes I don’t even do a very good job of what I do.  I just DO it” =)

We all have seasons in our life where we are completely overwhelmed with the tasks at hand.  (And I fully believe God does give us more than we can handle so that we’ll be totally reliant on Him.)

There are some differences in my thoughts during this season of being overwhelmed. Time and experience have taught me:

*it might not all get done, and that’s ok

*no one will love me any more  or any less if everything isn’t perfect

*I will still love myself even if everything is not perfect

*there are still adjustments to be made in order to “get it all done”

And the adjustment in priorities this time will be this blog.  We’re not going away, but you might not see us on here quite as often while we work together to “get it all done” this summer.

Check back occasionally.  We’ll give some wedding updates, force you to see pictures of the cutie grands, and maybe even have some gardening tips and pics. 

Meanwhile, I'm working on NOT being overwhelmed.

~Robin

6 comments:

Theresa said...

Wish I was there with you! I would love to be overwhelmed with you. Your overwhelmed sounds more fun then mine has been lately.

Love Ya All....I am hoping to see video of a couple weddings. Please!!

Michael said...

You are so right about the "giving you more than you can handle" aspect. You hear it all the time! Its like He is going to take it easy on me...like I've done something to earn it. I also believe that He wants us to rely on Him by giving us more than we can handle.

It never fails that after a couple days of not talking with Him, something will happen in life. It is almost like a wakeup call...it reminds me that I'm overloaded and leaving Him out. I can't do this on my own...I will fail!!

Dusty Takle said...

So good! So good! Needed this one today!

Abbi said...

There's no such thing as "perfect". :) But whatever DOES happen will be WONDERFUL and done with LOVE...which, in my opinion, is better than "perfect" anyway.

Thanks for all you've done and are doing to help us during this season! By the end of the summer, you'll probably get like a 10-year break from planning weddings!! ;)

Cindy Beall said...

Good for you. You need the rest :)

I do, too, come to think of it.

Amy Newberry said...

I so needed to read this today. Miss you. maybe when life slows down we can grab a cup of Joe!