Wednesday, November 16, 2011

picture me {im}perfectly.impossibly too much

i try to do impossibly too much. 
and it inevitably leads to failure. 
yet i still try to shove as much into each day as i possibly can,
never seeming to learn my lesson.

but on sunday, i refused to check my email once.
and you know what?
it was incredible. 
absolutely lovely.
and some of that even carried over to monday.
i know... it was incredible.
and oh, so rare.

i got to just stare at my children 
and happily watched them 
unload hundreds and hundreds of 
musical instruments, 
train tracks, 
blocks and of course,
onto the floor of the family room.
and you know what?
it didn't even bother me.
(waking up to the mess was another story, though). 

but that was such a rare moment for me. 
to just sit.
i used to do that.
but haven't in a very, very long time.
it was awesome.
and i want to have that each and every day. 
but i am realizing that i have to intentionally carve out that time.
i must choose to make that happen. 
or else it will get away from me, 
like every other minute of the day does. 

and be sure to check out erin's blog
where she reminds us to embrace 
the "all at once" moments.

picture me {im}perfectly
is a weekly project to reveal that we don't have it all together.

i will post a 
picture me {im}perfectly
blog post every wednesday 
where you will be able to link up to your blog
revealing that:

you are not picture perfect,
your kids are not picture perfect,
your house is not picture perfect,
your crafts are not always picture perfect,

inspire and 
other women 
that none of us have it all together.  

add my button to your blog post
and link up to your direct posting
and feel encouraged. 

The LORD said to Gideon, 
“You have too many men. 
I cannot deliver Midian into their hands, 
or Israel would boast against me, 
‘My own strength has saved me.’
Judges 7:2

1596. my grandmother's birthday, today!
1597. hot cocoa
1598. apple pie from tj's
1599. nights filled with planning
1600. God showing off

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