I think that my jaw must have dropped at the realization that 2010 was upon us. I turn 32 tomorrow, and I'm not freaking out about it, however, I am a little freaked out at how quickly the children are growing up. Aloysia has a job at McDonalds and we are teaching her how to drive - scary in itself. Abigail is 3, and I am amazed every day at her ability to comprehend the world around her. Micah is 1 1/2, and he is ALL boy - into everything.
I recall my mother telling me when Abigail was born to enjoy the small things, because they go by so fast. You know what I'm talking about, the realizations, the first words, the talks into the late evening, the hugs, and i love you's - it all seem to pass quickly.
So I have made a couple decisions in that last month - I quit Starbucks, which was a huge decision - I couldn't do it all - and it took my energy, mothering patience, and a lot of frustration to realize that I was NOT Wonderwoman! My husband needed a wife that was relatively sane (I'm sure you understand if you're a mother), and my kids needed a mom that wasn't just running around the house freaking out because she was too tired to handle anything.
So if you are in the same position as me - where you feel overwhelmed and stretched thin - perhaps something needs to go. You are only human, and God calls us to be effective in ministry to the world, not EXHAUSTED and ineffective - right! Just a thought. I chose to cut something, and I'm so glad I did. I'll miss it, but not that much!
Blessings in the new year to you, 'cause it will go too fast.