We all have things in our lives that keep us from keeping up with all our duties perfectly, or even as we'd like.
For me, right now, it's queasiness in pregnancy. Although I am not as sick (thus far) as previous pregnancies, I am still struggling to keep my home in order while dealing with this fallen body.
Today, if you are someone struggling with pregnancy, depression, chasing after little ones, balancing job and home, etc., just do something. Make your bed, vacuum, put some flowers on your dining room table. Do one small thing to bring life to your home even if you don't feel like you have much life in you at the moment.
"I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me" Philippians 4:13
I'm going to leave you with something I wrote a while ago on one of my good days. It reminds me of what to look forward to - a future hope:
"Some days I wake up and I am so tired and I feel so gloomy...my spirit inside yearns for more, but my body halts me. Then there are days like today when I wake up and feel so fantastic-physically and mentally! My giddiness totally pushes out the darkness of the day and I hear the birds sing instead of the rain fall (although I do love the rain!) Why is this? Why can't I wake up ready to take on the day everyday? Why is it that on days like today my coffee is only a supplement instead of a defibrillator bringing me back to life? I want my life to be a light shining for my children...I want them to see a bouncy, jolly homemaker whizzing through her tasks with all the joy of the Lord! Boy do I fall short! It's days like today that I glimpse what heaven will be like and my body and its physical limitations and weariness will be but a shadow..."
Reminding myself that my body won't always hold me back definitely works for me.
By the way, I'm also blogging over at Blogging Basics 101 today if you'd like to come check it out.