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Jun 24

Dear Wife Who Lives Exhausted

Each day you wake and coffee calls your name…..

You race through your days, fulfilling each request you receive, and all your required duties…

Breakfast, School, Laundry, Housekeeping, Lunch, Sports, and Dinner all await you……with lots more thrown in between….

From sunrise to sunset, your hands and feet are put to the test….

Can you keep up? Will everything be complete when your day is done?

At last the sun has set, and you may rest…..

Except your thoughts run through your head…..

Checking off your list of to do’s from today, and thinking of tomorrow’s list as well….

Thinking of the missed opportunities throughout your day…..one more hug, another kiss, just one more chapter PLEASE?

What pictures didn’t you take today? What prayer did you not have time to pray?

Sleep will eventually come, and you’ll begin again with the coming of the sun.

We must take back control of our days, we choose what and when…..Things to do don’t run us, we choose them.

There are things that must be done, but often they don’t make us run. 

It’s the simple things that count the most…..

time spent…..memories made….hugs and kisses…..

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Often times we create our own exhaustion by not taking the time to think things through.

 

Taking time to think and pray, before we take on new activities, ministries or responsibilities….

We must do what’s right for our families….

A full night’s sleep and non-crazy days will allow us to be at our best for our families. 

 

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  1. Sarah

    How you crazy bless so many … thanks bunches for splashing around with us at momma notes. Lacing up for the race … hope you’ll join us in cheering other moms on.

    http://www.justsarahdawn.blogspot.com

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      Thank you for your kind words and the link up! Blessings!

  2. Esther Irish

    You mean I don’t HAVE to live exhausted? lol If only we could keep the perfect balance at all times!

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      I know right? Wouldn’t that make life so much easier! :) Thanks for stoppin by! Blessings!

  3. This Woman Writes -- Carolyn Henderson

    Years ago, I read in James Herriot’s Great and Small series a statement by an older man to the then young Jimmy:

    “Treasure these days, son. They go by fast.” Okay, that’s a paraphrase, but it’s a truth.

    I’m in the nest emptying stage, and I can assure you that, if you’re not there yet, it will come fast. Dishes, chores, vacuuming, housework — all this stuff can wait, and if someone thinks you’re less of a mom because of it, that’s their problem, not yours. The people who looked askance at me years ago are still distant, cold, acquaintances, so what they think, really doesn’t matter.

    Learn to say no. Breathe. Laugh. Treasure these moments before they become memories. Life is meant to be lived in the present.
    This Woman Writes — Carolyn Henderson recently posted..God Is Not a Tinky-DoodleMy Profile

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      Thank you for the encouragement, I am working hard to learn to stop and enjoy the time with my lil blessings. Thank you again! Blessings!

  4. bluecottonmemory

    It changes the pace,doesn’t it – when we start it with Him and His word! I’m learning to let go of the list, though:) Much to my husband’s dismay!
    bluecottonmemory recently posted..New Growth Worth Living the WinterMy Profile

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      Oh yes! Starting with Him is the best way to begin our days! Sometimes we hit the ground running and don’t take the time we should. Thanks for stoppin by! Blessings!

  5. momstheword

    Boy you sure have it right about creating our own exhaustion! Sometimes we just have to say no and stay home! Thanks so much for linking up to the “Making Your Home Sing Monday’ linky party!
    momstheword recently posted..Disney Social Media Moms And The Night I Wore My Best Friend’s Shirt BackwardMy Profile

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      Yes, often I am the culprit of my own exhaustion! I honestly love to stay home, but the kids and their activities can drive you out more than you need to be. Thank you for stoppin by, and for the link up! Blessings!

  6. Fawn Weaver

    The Power of No. I think that may be a book. if it’s not, it should be :). The moment we are comfortable with saying now, with turning down what is “good” for what is most important, is the moment we are able to truly flourish.
    Fawn Weaver recently posted..25 Free & Frugal Ways To Celebrate Your AnniversaryMy Profile

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      It definitely sounds like it should be a book! :) Flourish, I love that word! It’s perfect! Thank you for stoppin by! Blessings!

  7. Roxy

    Hello, I believe we are all being wooed by the Spirit for this very topic is on the hearts of so many!
    Blessings, and may you find His rhythm in all your days!
    Roxy
    Roxy recently posted..Balancing Our TimeMy Profile

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      Oh yes! God is working through many, I believe it provides such a wonderful way to come along side and encourage one another! Thank you for stoppin by! Blessings!

  8. Beth

    A great encouragement, my friend. I sometimes put “hug my spouse” or “text my spouse a special message” on my “to-do” list, otherwise the day will whiz by and I won’t have invested where it counts most. Thanks for this wise word and for linking up for the first time at Wedded Wed. It’s nice to have ya!

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      Oh that’s a great idea! :) I need to start doing that! Thank you for the wonderful idea! I was excited to find your link up this week! :) Blessings!

  9. Delora Peters

    Hi I am stopping by from Living Proverbs 31. I loved your post, it reminded me today, that I really needed to complete a video chronically my 3 year old son’s growth over the last 6 months. Hope to stay connected!
    Delora Peters recently posted..Secret Lives of Women: Being Obedient and LonelyMy Profile

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      :) Have fun creating such a wonderful project! Thank you for stoppin by! Blessings!

  10. Diane

    Thank you for your post! Such great reminders that I really need!! This would be a great post for Family Fun Friday at HappyAndBlessedHome.com. Please stop by if you would like to link up! Blessings!
    Diane recently posted..Lower Sugar Apple Crisp for TwoMy Profile

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      Thank you for the invite! :) I stopped by and linked that post up :) Blessings!

  11. God's character

    I am this mom you described. I suppose many moms are like this…makes me think about Martha and what Jesus said to her. Thanks for this post. It is definitely what ai needed to hear right at THIS VERY moment!
    God’s character recently posted..A Sin Offering for Me First!- (A Family That Prays Together… Series)My Profile

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      Oh yes, Martha is quite the teacher and a great reminder! I too am this mom, and often I have to slow myself down in order to reassess our activities. Thanks for stoppin by! Blessings!

  12. Sarah

    Taking back the control … to splatter joy. A new to do list formulated this week.

    Kinda enjoying our momma notes. I do hope you’ll come on over and link up again. Slip your fave recipe, notes of encouragement, birthday pics, all things gloriously mom, into the link up. Just moms. Sharing our notes. Creating a melody.

    http://justsarahdawn.blogspot.com/2013/06/the-new-to-do.html

    Be blessed bunches,
    Sarah

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      Thank you so much for stoppin by to remind me of the link up! :) Blessings!

  13. Sheila at Longings End

    Wise words! Sometimes I have a hard time setting priorities, then I feel like I am wearing lead boots when I dont accomplish all I wanted to. Looking forward to reading more of your posts…Thanks
    Sheila at Longings End recently posted..How the hardscrabble road of marriage leads to the Promised Land…My Profile

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      Oh yes, I know those feelings exactly! Thank you for stoppin by! Blessings!

  14. Robert & Lori

    So true – we make our own exhaustion. (or at least don’t do anything to corral it in)

    There’s a really good (old) book called “Ordering Your Private World” that comes to mind. In the first chapter, the author talks about a sink hole and how overnight it consumed an entire building – and the fact that if we’re not building our lives on secure foundational habits then we’re at risk of this kind of break-apart.

    Thanks for reminders of what to focus on – memories and time with those we love.
    Robert & Lori recently posted..Barefoot InspirationMy Profile

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      That is a wonderful picture of what can happen should we not ensure all we do is according to God’s will! Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing! Blessings!

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