I get this. There are days I come home and I am more than happy to let Grant stay on the iPad for a bit to long while I race furiously around the house doing things that "have" to be done.
Just one more load of laundry.
Load and unload the dishwasher.
What's for dinner? Ah, man, I forgot to thaw out meat. Tomato soup and grilled cheese it is.
I rush and rush and rush. I'm tired, I'm spent. I've already spent eight hours engaging with a herd of 7th graders and I worry that the few hours I have with family I'm not always "present" because I'm tired or trying to get things done around the house.
I worry I don't play enough with Grant. I worry I don't do enough to make Brian feel special. I worry that the house isn't picked up and, man, that toothpaste in the sink. Gross. Even as I write this the list of to-dos keeps going in my head.
As women we've all got about five-seven balls we're juggling in the air all at one time. We're scared if we let one ball fall, they'll all fall. It's exhausting. Being perfect isn't possible, so why do we set the bar at perfection then feel like a failure when we can't hit the mark?
In the midst of trying to do it all, we put a lot of pressure on ourselves. We can get anxious and overwhelmed.
But, I'm reminded in Psalm 46:10 to "Be still and know I am God." God's got me covered, he's got you covered too.
He put me and you in this very place for a purpose. For a reason. He believes in us. "Be still and know I am God."
I might not be perfect, I might not be super-mom, I might not be at my best each day, but God still loves me-and you-anyway.
So when I'm worried about my list of to-do's and my fears that I'm not at my best with my family I'm called to" Cast all my anxiety on him because he cares for me." (1Peter 5:7).
Our families know we're trying, they know we love them, they know we care.
Now about my clothes. Let's talk about this outfit for minute, it's probably one of my favorite to date. I can't get enough of this vest and this skirt, saying they were on heavy rotation would be an understatement.
And, these boots! I few weeks ago I won an Instagram contest that DSW was having and I won a free pair of shoes. I've been wanting brown riding boots for quite awhile. I have a great brown pair with a heel, but really wanted flats. These were literally the first pair I put on and I was sold. I never win anything, so this was a real treat!
Have you entered my giveaway to White Plum here yet?
Vest: Target same
Sweater: J.Crew factory same
Skirt: J.Crew factory same
Necklace: Target same
Belt: Target same
Boots: Unisa c/o DSW same
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