Friday, March 10, 2006

Scaling back

I've given up the nursery ministry that I was coordinating at church. I'm totally swamped right now with all that's going on at my house. I felt like I wasn't really doing the job justice. I'm hoping that someone will step up and fill the gap. Part of me really hates to give it up.

These days I can't seem to shower and get dressed before 1 pm. Some days I haven't even gotten dressed. I have yet to have a day where I:
  1. shower AND dress
  2. eat breakfast AND lunch
  3. get the 2 y.o. down for a nap
  4. have school go smoothly
  5. do the dishes
  6. cook dinner (rather than order in)

Only about 3 or 4 of those EVER happen on the same day. It's wearing me down. I know it won't always be like this but...whew!... I think I've met my match. She is named JellyBean! Actually it's not really HER but the cumulative effect of all the kids. Really, I should say that things are already better than they were a few weeks ago. I went off a little while ago in the comments on a post on Sherry's blog (you can read it if you wish...she had VERY nice, encouraging words for me). Since that time I've noticed that things are better. A testament to the power of praying friends.

Back to the actual subject of this post. Like I said, in an effort to cut down on my responsibilities, I've given up the church nursery. I'm feeling guilty about that because that means that I'm currently not doing ANYTHING church-related. However, I still think that it's probably the right thing for right now. I'll get involved again later. That's o.k. right? I hope so.


Anonymous said...

I agree about getting all those things done. You forgot like, just general house cleaning!!

Cindee said...

The house cleaning doesn't get forgotten, it gets IGNORED! :-)

Anonymous said...

lol. i understand.

mrsfish said...

being obedient to give something up when God leads is just as important. God is talking to someone about stepping in to that need, I guarantee it. You don't want to rob someone else of their growth ministry opportunity.

Plus, its the old, you can't water other people's gardens when your can is empty.

We all feel for you. You are a good and loving mom. Count on friends praying for you.

Juliabohemian said...

I can't believe you were doing all that and taking care of your kids. It is healthy to take a step back and evaluate your committments.

Unknown said...

I definitely think it's a good decision. I think that God's main ministry for us is our family...and I think God is smiling for putting your kids priority.