This week has been so busy and it is only Wednesday. Not to mention the kids here where we are at on have 4 days of school this week due to a fall break. I just seem to be running everywhere and doing 10 things at once. Yesterday after homeschooling my daughter till after lunch, I went to the middle school to help with a project they have going. I then picked up my child there and went to pick up my 5th grader from academic team practice at his school. After coming home I prepped supper while helping one son with a 4 page paper due Thursday and getting my other son working on his vocabulary words an keeping the youngest "helping" with some housework. I then had to run to town (well I drove) to go to a booster club meeting for my child's music program at school. I then came home again, I finished making supper and we sat down to eat. By the time everyone got into bed and my kindergartner finally went to sleep, I was exhausted. I still had to finish a load of laundry and finish my daughters school lesson ready for today.
This of course is a typical day, not just for me but for all mothers with children this age. My mother in law says I am in my summer season. I know that before I know it, the kids will be grown and out of the house and I will be missing these fast paced days. I don't mind them now, they exhaust me but I love them. I just have to remember that I need to take time for prayer and I mean more than a quick Our Father or short morning offering as I make the coffee . When I take the time to be silent with God, my day goes so much smoother. I also think when I don't get to spend a few minutes catching up with the kids each day, like if they are gone somewhere, I miss that. God is my heavenly father so why should it be so hard to give him just a few minutes of my day. I suppose finding the balance is the key to this season so many of us are in.
Praying all of you can find your balance today also.