Friday, October 21, 2011

What I asked for....

The girls and I have been taking it slow around here this week. We had no plans to be anywhere and no intentions to change that.

We took long walks. Enjoyed the cooler weather. Wore comfy clothes all day....yoga pants for me, leg warmers and tutu's for Bella. Unless of course we had to walk outside then that called for rain boots of course.

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We worked on lot's of little projects. Did some redecorating of the rooms. Put on makeup just cause and painted our toes. Twice. Because Bella likes to scratch her polish off. 

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I wish it were possible to freeze time. But it's not. And sometimes I'm more aware of that than others.
Sometimes it weighs heavy on me. That these babies won't always be.

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A lot of emails didn't get sent this week. Lot's of things got left on the to-do list. But I decided I was ok with that. Sometimes it's better to just take a step back and be still for a bit. 

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I know God has given me a dream. And it's a big one. But he's also given me these precious 3. To hold and care for, to love on and laugh with. 

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I started to feel overwhelmed with everything on my plate. Wondering if I could handle it all. The magnitude of what my dreams could be, the purposes He's planned for me....While still being the mother my children deserve and the wife my heart cries to be.

Then I read something from Christine Caine..

"So instead of a meltdown, I prayed and thanked God for all that He had done in my life. The tensions I was now managing were a result of the prayers I had prayed, and with each answered prayer comes another dimension of responsibility and accountability. I smiled and prayed for the grace to not only get through today, but thrive and enjoy the journey. And I already am I even prayed for new opportunities to reach even more people...and I will have to remember that I got what I asked for when it happens"

Everything I am, He made me. 
Everything I have, He gave me 
 and every bit of it,
I asked for.

So thankful for answered prayer



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14 comments:

  1. I have been so overwhelmed this week.

    Orders to complete and ship out. Gas that needed to be put into the truck that I really cannot afford to spend. Places that Sabian needed to be. Church responsibilities that needed my attention. People who needed things from me that I could not provide for both financially and emotionally. Goals that I had set for myself that had to be put on the back burner...again.

    I had a meltdown Wednesday night. (I'm tearing up just thinking about it.)

    But here...in my quiet room. I hear God speaking to me through your words.

    Ty

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  2. Those rain boots are just the cutest!

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  3. Beautiful post once again! :) You are lovely on the inside and out! Your babies are darling and God is so visible in your life! Thanks for sharing the joy He brings you!

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  4. love this. God has been dealing with me alot of pacing myself and finding peace even when things are to be done or not finished yet. i've been taking more quiet time on purpose, love the pictures, you look beautiful!

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  5. So awesome the Joy in your life, your soul, and heart.

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  6. Hubby and I have a joke we say to each other on the "hard" days..."you wanted kids!" I'm so gratefull to be a momma. Looks like a beautiful week. My daughter has the same boots and scratches off her polish, all. the. time.
    xoxo

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  7. "Sometimes it weighs heavy on me. That these babies won't always be."

    Good for you. Good for you seeing that those precious lives are more important than our agenda. That is wisdom, sister.

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  8. I love this SO much. Such a great post.

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  9. Great Post and pictures! I love love the quote! Thanks for posting this :D

    Have a great weekend!

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  10. I love this post.
    And I love you:)
    Thankyou for being such a blesing to me this week!!!

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  11. I love that first picture with the sunglasses! :) Sooooo cute!
    I love that quote, too. Good for you for stepping back and having fun with your kids!

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  12. Great post! Thank you!!

    Digger ~xoxo~
    http://digdeeperdesign.blogspot.com

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  13. What a wonderful perspective! I will remember this next time I feel like having a melt-down. Answered prayers are so wonderful, but it is true, they definitely lead to increased responsibility most of the time.

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