Good morning, friends!
Gosh, it’s been a while, hasn’t it? 4 months to be a little specific. So you might be wondering what I’ve been up to. But you also might not be! Maybe you didn’t even notice, which is totally fine!
One thing you probably don’t know about me, is I don’t take offense very easily. In today’s world, I don’t really feel like you can, especially if you want to continue to find joy in the daily life.
So whether you’ve noticed or not, I’m going to tell you whats been up. My twins’ turned ONE last month. Isn’t that insane? I started this blog when they were just a few months old, and now, here we are, I’ve gone from having twin infants to having twin TODDLERS, and to be quite frank, the last four months, I’ve just been surviving.
My daily checklist has looked something like:
Am I alive? Yup. Check.
Are the kids alive? Cool. Check.
Is my husband alive? NICE! Check.
Is the dog still alive? Seriously?? Check!
Man, I’m killing it!
Seriously, y’all. If everyone is still alive, we’ve had a really good day! And, I’m refusing to feel guilty about that season of life.
Some times I can feel the devil creep in and ask, “What do you even have to show for the last year?”
Listen here, devil. I have 3 beautiful, healthy children. We made it through the first year. THAT is what I have to show for the last year.
Some seasons are pure survival. You do not have to feel guilty about those seasons. Hear me, momma, It’s okay if your daily check list looks like the one above.
But the thing about seasons is that they all come to an end.
Ecclesiastes 3:1 says, “ For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven”
My season of survival has come to an end (that sounds WAY more morbid than I intend, but just go with it for a second).
What I mean is, we are getting into a groove in my home now. My twins work with my schedule. I’m no longer a slave to theirs. My 4, almost 5 year old, started school (home school. I promise I’m not crazy..), and we’ve got our rhythm. What I’m saying is that the excuse of the season is over.
Recently, the Lord has laid on my heart how selfish I have been. He has given me a gift and a platform that I’m squandering. As the season of survival has come to an end, I realized how much of an idol I’d made the excuse of busy-ness.
No one doubts, that I’m busy.
My kids and I cant leave the house without at least a stranger or two commenting on the phenomenon of twins PLUS one more. The comment is usually something along the lines of “Oh honey. You must really have your hands full!”
Yes. Yes, my hands are full.
Ecclesiastes 4:6 says “Better one hand full of tranquility than two handfuls with toil and chasing after the wind.”
When we allow our business to keep us from our calling, we are just chasing wind. Our labor is in vain. Isn’t that a mom’s worst nightmare? To try, and try, and try. For nothing.
The Lord calls us to chase HIM. To align our lives to HIS will.
The Lord has laid a calling on my heart; to provide hope for other mommas. To be able to look at you and say, it’s okay to survive right now.
One day, you’ll need to stop coasting and start living again.
Is this your season of survival? If so, that’s okay. You are doing an incredible job!
But, if you’ve noticed that you’re just coasting your labor may be in vain.
It may be time to empty one hand.
It may be time to acknowledge that your season has come to an end, and it’s time to wake up.