Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Chaos & Sanity

It's been a lot of managed chaos in my corner of the world.

On most days  I am okay with this, actually great with the whole deal....

 But there are times when I am completely and totally overwhelmed.

  I really do Love my life, my husband, my kids, homeschooling, our friends, cooking, gardening....

Yet there are moments when I really just want to run away and hide.  Moments when I feel that I absolutely just can't do this anymore.

But I know I can, and of course I will.  Do you have times like this? and just exactly how do you stay sane?


  1. Hello LeAnn, I can't quite remember how I happened upon your blog but here I am :-) What a beautiful itty bitty girl you have. So precious! How wonderful that you've been able to nurse her. That's extra special. My little 9 month old started out nursing but with major food allergies. I tried giving her a pacifier. She did not like it. We tried a bottle. All kinds. She didn't like any of them.

    Then finally I tried a new bottle, one I thought was more like what she had when she nursed. I also gave her kombucha, mixed with a smidge of juice. She gulped it down. I don't know if it was the kombucha or the bottle but since then she drinks it up. She still nurses but sometimes she takes a bottle (car trip, rare times away). She will now drink Almond milk or Kombucha from her bottle.

    As for caos. It must be in the air :-) Maybe it's the up coming holidays that put us all in a frenzied state. When I get frazzled my sweet husband lets me relax in our bedroom. He even takes the 9 month old and let me have the night off. He's a super guy!!

    From there I realize I'm doing it all myself. Without God's help. Without my children's help. Just little ol' me. I re-group. Pray, Pray, Pray. Then I ask for help, delegate and start off slowly, enjoying the moments God has given me today....reading a book with a wee one...a card game with our 7 yr old....a cup of tea at breakfast with my girlies. Simple things. Enjoy them.

    I am praying you will comfort in our Heavenly Fathers arms tonight~ Cinnamon

  2. Thank you so much Cinnamon for your sweet words of encouragement! I popped over to your blog and left a comment there too. Thank you again.

  3. I have lots of those days lately!!!! We sure do miss you guys! Peyton just asked how old you guys were because she said you looked sooo young:)

  4. Oh my goodness, YES. I so have these moments-- maybe even moments like this ;)

    What helps me is:
    -solitude (even small snatches of it)
    -being outside
    -pouring out all my stuff to Jesus, or my husband
    -getting away from the house- just running an errand, even- by myself. (time to pray and sing or just be quiet on the drive)

    (((hugs to you, sweet overwhelmed mama)))

    ~from another often-overwhelmed mama

  5. Thank you for you understanding encouragement, Stacy. Today has been a much needed day of rest and with it has come a clearing of my vision too. Thank you for sharing an encouraging/inspiring list. You are so right, and it is so easy to forget what we know is good and right. Thanks again!

  6. ~smile~
    Just a day after I read this post I journaled:

    "Lord? I'm weary today. Just feeling overwhelmed. Sobbed at the breakfast table because Audra cried and wouldn't stop: and I had no.idea.what.she.was.even.crying.about. And everyone needs something from me every minute. I'm worn out. Help me to joyfully lay down my life for these kids, Lord. Help me to lay aside self and my "needs" and serve joyfully and without complaint or grumbling in my heart. Fill me with love and help me to be present in each moment with these I love so much. Strengthen me, God. I love you and I thank you, Lord, for these 5, for this life; for these blessings."

    Journaled that and thought of you. :) And then I took some of my own advice and poured out my stuff to Mark when he got home and then escaped to the library for half an hour.



Thank you so much for stopping by and reading. You are always welcome here. Do leave me a comment or send me mail from my profile truly inspires me to keep blogging. Have a lovely day!