Friday, July 31, 2009

Elephant for Dinner


Everyone has peaks and valleys, even as Christians we experience them. We learn to lean on the Lord during those times. In times of peaks we thank Him for all that He has given. In times of valleys we lean on Him for our strength. I have been in a valley for a while now. You set out in life as a young adult, get married and have all these ideals of what your life will be like at different stages. My life is very different than I had ever dreamed of. My husband is gone a lot on business which leaves me to raise the kids on my own. I am far away from family. I am homeschooling. Some of these things are so much better than I could have thought up and some were no where in my realm of thinking. Because of this valley my home is a direct reflection of my brain. I have been living in chaos, or as the FlyLady calls it, can't have anyone over syndrome. I know He wants my best in all I do, but sometimes I have a hard time doing it. I know He has a plan for me, a plan far better than I could ever imagine. But I am sitting in front of a very LARGE elephant that I need to eat....how do I eat it you ask?! With LeAnnes words of wisdom, one bite at a time. I am starting by pointing my feet in the direction of the peak and if it takes days weeks or months by golly I am getting to the top once again. I am going to lean on Him and find the strength I need to eat that darn elephant once and for all!! Pray for me cause I think I might need it....

4 comments:

Donna said...

The thought of teeny, tiny Lisa eating an elephant puts a smile on my face! Child, your middle name is determination, and if you set your heart and your mind to do something, I know you will! Have a great weekend.

Anonymous said...

I'm proud of you! Everything will get done -- for now you are being a great mom. Love ya

Lisa said...

hello anonymous did you not read my instructions under leave your comment?! CREEPY!!!! Do know i love the encouragement though, thank you!!

fairmaiden said...

I will be praying. Just remember life is alot simplier than we seem to make it. Your children are still so young...they are learning everyday, from you! So, don't put too much pressure on yourself to 'begin' school. What they need most at this age is a simple routine, encouragment, creative time, nature studies/outdoor activity, cheer/happiness, comfort and mama loving. HE will direct your steps, keep trusting HIM with your whole heart!

If you need any help/suggestions/advice with curriculum I'm here for you.

~Fairmaiden