Saturday, April 21, 2012
Simplicity + Chaos = JOY
My how things can change in such a short amount of time...
At the end of last year, I was tired of being sick and tired all of the time. In many ways, it felt like life was just passing me by as I struggled each day with the continuous head pain and fatigue. My focus was on simply trying to be the best mom and wife that I could be - and not letting the physical struggles rob my family from the love I so wanted to pour out on them. It was discouraging to say the least, yet at the same time I think that the Lord had some important lessons to teach me that I never would have grasped had I been feeling good and keeping busy.
Lessons about being still, and resting in Him.... trusting that He uses all things....
Lessons that I don't ever want to forget, especially now as my life is once again taking another turn. I am delighted to be feeling so much better thanks to the changes we have made in the foods we eat. I haven't felt this good in years, and though I still often have headaches, they aren't anything compared to the debilitating migraines.
Feeling better and not wanting to waste my days away, we have opened up our home for daycare again. Not like I did before with many families, but simply one family with 3 very special kiddos that I adore. My days are full with giggles - and messes, and bickering, and chaos, and ... and.... and.....
.... and I am so thankful!
I have learned that every moment is precious, and that time really does pass by so quickly.
I desire my life to be one of purpose and fruit bearing... not selfishness and trying to find happiness with 'stuff' as our culture so often encourages, the trap that we so easily get ensnared in.
The more simple my life becomes, the more rich I feel, and the more at peace I am.