Monday, September 17, 2007

A Little Overwhelmed

I'm having a bit of trouble lately feeling overwhelmed. You know that as a Mom, we feel like we have to take on everything and make sure things get done. There seem to be so many BIG things in my life right now in addition to the normal things. I know that this season will pass, but for right now, it is taking so much energy. In addition to my normal life (i.e. raising two teenage boys and maybe giving a bit of advice to my two college girls, working, and serving in my ministry at church), I am trying to plan my daughter's wedding which will be in January. I am trying to get all of the planning done by the time that my youngest son, Davin, has hip surgery. He will be in a body cast for 4 - 6 weeks and during that time, I do not anticipate being able to do much except care for his needs. There just seem to be so many details for both of those major events and yet I don't want this time to pass by too quickly. At the end of this time, my daughter will no longer be sharing our last name. We will no longer sign her name when we sign Christmas cards and she will have another home. I am very glad that I know I have a Savior who cares about the details in my life and I don't have to do it all alone.

7 comments:

Martha said...

I know that feeling of being overwhelmed all too well. (Remember my first trip to Texas when Hannah was about 9 months old?)

When is Davin's surgery and how much of the wedding planning is Ashleigh doing? Bethany did so much of her own that I didn't have to worry too much. I didn't panic until November...

Martha said...

And yes, it is wonderful to know we have a God who cares.

Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock [that] is higher than I.
Psalm 61:1-2

Heather said...

Thank you Martha. What a wonderful verse.

Davin's surgery is Oct. 11th. Ashleigh is not doing much of the planning, but is helping me when she can. She doesn't live here, so it makes it harder for her to do the planning.

gmj said...

Well, poo! Ahh, I mean amen :0 Sorry you are feeling overwhelmed. Keep you eyes on the prize and NEVER let them see you sweat. Yes, what you can't take care of God will. And if he doesn't, does it really matter? Oct. 11th is now a mark on my calender.

Shelly said...

Yeah, I think we can all relate to feeling overwhelmed! Weddings ALONE can be overwhelming. Sooooo many things to consider. But to have that surgery thrown into the mix - YIKES!

Heather said...

Yes, Shelly, I do believe the surgery was the thing that sent me over the edge as far as feeling overwhelmed. Things are working out, though. More details to be worked out, but they are coming. (One of those details is getting the contract back to you!!)

Bethany said...

Well, I planned my wedding in two months, and you'll still have November and December to get all the little details down. It really is so fun planning a wedding, I'm sure you are enjoying it. (I know it can be stressful too!) But you already have some planning done, so it's okay to take some time off for Davin. I miss that little guy! It's all going to come together so beautifully and God will piece together the little details for you. And Davin does need his Mommy, so take comfort in that God has everything else under control! Love you and miss you!