This past week brought with it a few setbacks …from my perspective that is.
I’m not sure if I was dealing with some bug, or just more wonderful pregnancy symptoms. The exhaustion and lack of motivation on certain days completely overtook me.
I’ve been so ready to get things back on track and feel great again now that I’m into my second trimester. Our three months of Brain Balance are complete, which means that we have three more nights a week that are now open.
It’s humbling to have so much ambition in what I want to get done, but then find that I lack what I need physically to accomplish it.
The exhaustion was so real this week. I thought things were looking up on Tuesday, but then I just had to lay down right after dinner. I ended up falling asleep and not waking up until my husband got me up around 9 that evening.
On Wednesday, my wonderful hubby postponed his weekly game night to take Mr. Man to Brain Balance so that I could stay home and not have to drive there and back. I still had to take care of our other three kids, but I let some things slide. We did the bare minimum in regards to kitchen clean up, my daughter did a great job staying motivated and cleaned up the play room, then we sat on the couch and watched a movie. They’ve been on a Tinker Bell kick lately, and have probably watched every Tinker Bell movie Netflix has at this point!
Thursday morning my house was still in disarray, and Wednesday’s dinner dishes didn’t help things. But sometimes you just have to let things go. This to shall pass, and I’ll have the energy once again to keep my house clean.
Until then, my laundry will continue to be clean but in piles…
Dishes may linger a little longer on the table….
My flowers may even be left to wilt….
However, I know that the mess is a season that comes and goes. ….sometimes it will even last longer than expected. (Kind of like this cold, dreary weather we’ve been having).
And my children will be able to run outside in the warm sunshine and bring me fists full of beautiful, bright flowers!
Until then, I’ll savor the small victories….
A load of laundry was washed,
That stack of dishes was taken care of,
The boys got to play outside before it rained…. again,
and I was able to drink a hot cup of coffee (which I haven’t been able to do for about the last 8 weeks or so).
Thank you Lord for these wonderful blessings!
Until next time!