Monday, January 17, 2011

Monday Monday

You'll have to pardon my lack of blog postings recently. The past week has been, shall we say, challenging. For me, anyway.

Poor hubs had the flu all week, Jack was feverish for a couple of days, baby V was this mama was just plain worn out. Completely and utterly.

I really hope I don't sound like I'm complaining or not grateful for my little family (because I totally am), but really, there were moments when I was needed by everyone and felt like I was a robot. Going through the motions. Wiping noses, changing diapers, sweeping the floor, checking temperatures, laundry, making dinner, soothing the baby, nursing the baby...

I'm sure all you moms know exactly what I'm talking about. Where everything in life revolves around meeting the needs of everyone except yourself.

That's just where I'm at. And I know it's only a phase, and it will get better. But, honestly, some days feel like they will never end.

But right now, I think it's where God wants me to be. Crying out to HIM for strength. For wisdom and guidance and patience. Realizing that I need Him desperately.

And one day, things will change and I will have more time to do the things that I want to do. Like our friends Kent & Sheila reminded us a few weeks ago, the days are long but the years are short. So very true.

On this Monday morning, I will enjoy the momentary quietness as Violet naps in her swing, Avery plays dress-up, and Jack pretends to cook dinner.

Over and out.

{I painted the canvas above for my mother-in-law who is battling cancer.}


  1. Sweetie, with all you have going on, if you manage to do all that AND get a floor swept--you're doing more than most people!

  2. ...and I meant add that your encouragement must mean a great deal to your mom-in-law.

  3. I TOTALLY understand your frustration and at the same time your intense love for your family! Beautiful sign and message!

  4. You are not alone; I am right there with you! My 3rd one is two now and I am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
    Hang in there!

  5. I LOVE reading your blog by the way...and know how you feel at times with EVERYBODY needing you...and I only have two kids! But I love them dearly and wouldn't want it any other way! And also love the sign and message as well!

    Your blog inspires me:)

  6. Thank you for your blog, Aimee! Im addicted to it! Lol Anyway, i totally know how you feel right now! Kiana is 3 months old & i am totally in LOVE! Therefore, i hold her as much as i can & dont get much else done! So difficult for my personality!! (and yours im sure!) However, i know that our babies are growing fast & we will wish we could get this tiny, cuddly stage back! So we have to cling to God for strength & energy while we enjoy the fun parts of this short season of life! There will be time for other things eventually & hopefully our husbands will step in & give us a hand more in the meantime!! By the way, Violet's hair is absolutely gorgeous!!!

  7. I've been reading your blog for a long time and LOVING it! You are so darn creative and I wish I could have you come over and decorate my house for me - love your style (too bad I live in MN). I am always amazed at how much you seem to get done... I absolutely LOVE this sign you made and am going to try and make something similar for our home. My husband and I both think we need more reminders staring us in the face about God's love, His presence in our lives, and our need to always trust in Him. Any chance you would be willing to let me know how you painted the background? I got myself some tracing paper and plan to print off the words and trace them on.

    So glad your little Violet is doing better!


I love hearing from you! Thanks for your comments! ~Aimee


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