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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Day 24 - Limitations

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.


Daisy K said...

What wonderful advice!! When you are down it's so hard to imagine that the little things can change so much so easily. I'm off to do my little thing... just maybe, it will turn into a few big things.
Thanks again!

Heidi said...

Your post reminded me of a song by Ayiesha Woods called "Days" here are the words to the chorus..

"Don't you wish that every day was an easy day
And there was nothing that you couldn't do
But if every day was an easy day
You'd never be able to say that Jesus brought you through"

I think it's a good reminder when we're having a bad day or not feeling well that we need to rely on Jesus to help us through.

Debbie J. said...

If I could manage to do one thing in my home a day, it would make such a difference. Today I hope to vacuum the living room. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

DO NOT BELIEVE THIS WOMAN!! I watched her clean the front window of the old farmhouse she grew up in. Sarah was 5 years old, and a cleaning machine! LOL

Sorry honey...

Katy Lin :) said...

amen! thank you again for doing this series sarah mae! i appreciate you, my husband appreciates you, and my house certainly is getting better! :) today i cleaned up the kitchen from company for supper last night (we didn't eat the company, we had company eat with us) and i feel very productive :) hope your queasiness is shortlived

Veggie Mom said...

Always remember: The opposite of down is up! Hang in there--everything will come out well in the end, if you just keep truckin'.

Sally said...

thank you, thank you, thank you. i am so swamped and stopped by your blog for something, anything and there it was in today's post. now my girls' playroom is clean and i'm working on my office now. thank you!!

Melissa Tresler said...

What a great post! I love those days when everything seems just wonderful! Having the off days really stinks. I'm sorry you are having one. I just wanted to let you know that your blog is an encouragement to me daily! (Since I found it! ;) )

Thank you!

Congratulations on your pregnancy too! :)

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

Hope you are feeling better soon.

I am on vacation, so will visualize cleaning my house instead of actually doing it. ;)

Great article at Blogging Basics!!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

I found you by way of Kimba. Is this where I need to leave a comment to be entered for the vacuum? I am going to go back and read the 31 days from the beginning. My house is in need right now. Glad I found your sight and the blogging basic 101 is going to help too.

Robyn said...

Your words made me feel better about having "off" days. I often wonder why I can't just wake up happy some days. I'm pretty sure hormones are the culprit, but my sweet little boys don't understand that. It's good to remember I'm not alone and I can ask God to get me through those days.

Rachel's Journal Pages said...

That was really encouraging - and great advice - just do 'something' everyday - I especially love the flowers on the table idea.

My hubby is such an amazing gardener and there is always an abundance of lovely-smelling roses outside if I care to cut some and put them in a vase. Instantly I feel better.