I love to receive your comments and get to know you a little bit better. I don't always respond to every comment--but I will do my best to answer any questions. Don't want to leave a comment for all to see? Feel free to email me at thesimplewife [at] aol [dot] com.
Are you sick of hearing me talk about packing boxes? Me too! But it helps me to get things down on paper--or whatever this internet/webby thing is made of.
I got a ton done yesterday. Audrey and I got her room mostly done after dinner and our after-dinner bike ride around the loop. The trash! Do your kids hoard trash? Seems like she never throws anything away. And puts things in weird places. And then gets upset when I get frustrated. Not good. But we made it through still talking and feel asleep nose to nose and holding hands last night. (Awww!)
Why are there Littlest Pet Shops here there and everywhere when we have a bin for them? Why?
Must say, there's nothing like moving to convince you that you have way more than you need. Even Audrey gets it after packing stuff up! But we've sorted and tossed and packed and she's getting close to being ready.
I think a year without so many drawers and bins will be good for her; there won't be as many places to hide things!
Up this morning? Emma's room. And then a trip to JCP's for curtains for the dining room since the old ones literally fell apart. And then to Target for sheets and towels.
And then later this afternoon sometime? My little sis and her kiddos arrive in Colorado! That's motivation to get going today so we can have some time to play!
I'm starting to count down the days--I think we have 10 to go. And despite so much accomplished yesterday, so much is still to be done. I woke up way too early this morning feeling overwhelmed by it all (not to mention the PMS that is looming).
So I hit the floor and poured it all out to God. Are you as amazed as I am that he actually cares about all the details that consume our lives? How incredible that God--huge as he is--cares about my cares! But the Bible says to cast ALL our cares on him because he cares for us.
So I did. And asked if I could just stay on the floor for the rest of the day! But after pouring it all out and asking him to keep my eyes focused on him and on what really matters, I'm feeling better.
Another incredible thing--when we give it all to him, our load lightens. And we can actually feel the difference. Certainly not right away every time, but letting go makes a difference.
I don't know what your burden is this morning, but whatever it is, whatever its weight, God is ready to pick it up for you if you lay it at his feet. It may be something you can lay down and be done with, or it may be the kind of thing you lay down, pick up, and lay down again for a while until you've finally let go once for all.
Cast ALL your anxiety on him because he cares for you. (1 Peter 5:7)