Yesterday I was just feeling overwhelmed. Overwhelmed by the laundry pile, the recipe for the blog I never put together. Overwhelmed by running the kids back and forth to VBS all week.
Swamped by too many plans for one day. Feeling overwhelmed when someone asks for a haircut at 9 PM. Feeling crushed by the mounting pile of dirty dishes and stack of mail.
Ever been there? As parents our tasks are daunting. They never end.
Today was one of those days where I felt the weight of being a mother, wife and friend pressing in. I hate saying no. To certain things I had said no. Yet I still felt overcome by what was in front of me.
When I pulled into the driveway arriving home alone I noticed a package at the front doorstep. As I park the car I can’t help but wonder what it is because I don’t remember ordering anything.
I open the box and find a beautiful porcelain plate along with a note. In it, my sister in law writes how she just wanted me to know that she recognizes my hard work for this blog. She wanted to wish me the best with it.
I felt overwhelmed all over again. But in a whole new way. God used my sister in law to bring me joy on a day when He knew I’d need the encouragement. God’s timing is always perfect. Can I get a loud Amen?
God overwhelms me with His goodness. Day in and day out He surprises me, sustains me, fulfills me and overwhelms with His love.
I was just belly aching to friend today about my kids lack of enthusiasm to help around the house. I told her it gets old asking for help when you aren’t met with a pleasant response.
I told my 11 year old son tonight that I was feeling a bit overwhelmed and he asked what that means. I explained it’s just a feeling of being overcome with too much to do or handle.
It must have struck a chord in his heart. He then washed all the dirty dishes for me and offered to make me dinner. Yes, even at 10:00 at night.
My cup overflows. My hard work in parenting is paying off. Day in and day out you feel like you are working hard to make a difference. Every now and then you catch a glimpse of that.
I go from overwhelmed to overjoyed in a moment’s time because He cares.
He cares about the little things as well as the big things.
I pray you are having a blessed day. And I thank each of you for your support for my blog. It is so appreciated!
Love and blessings,
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