Saturday, June 12, 2010

Perfect ..I am not

Part of living a life of less stress, is letting go of the things that are not in our control. These days I have to practice this on a very regular basis ..because this is where I am right now:

Having just had a baby 5 weeks ago, my third boy. I have two other very busy boys (3 and 5).  I am a married woman.. all of those people wear clothes and eat.

I have a home with three bedrooms, a playroom, a living room, a kitchen and three bathrooms ..all those rooms have floors, all those bathrooms have toilets that are used regularly, and all of them collect dust.

I homeschool my kids ...which means I have to teach them all something

We have busy I have to go places with all those aforementioned people.

We love our church we have classes, events, potlucks, picnics and church services

I am a sister and daughter my mind and heart is often full with family who is far away

I have wonderful friends ...and so we have playdates, phone calls and the occasional moms night out

I love to write..and so get to give time to doing so

I am a christian mom, wife, daughter, sister and friend I must take time to ponder, pray, read and study

So, I dont have the time or the energy to be perfect.

So, yes ... there are half-eaten english muffins on my dryer ...

and fingerprints on my walls ...

and there are ice cream cones on the shelf ...

and my mini-van is a mess ...

and paint brushes that were attempted to be cleaned sitting on the sink in the guest bathroom ... bathrooms are less than stellar

...I dont iron

...and I couldnt tell you the last time I made my bed

Somedays, my resources do not allow for attention to those areas. Hopefully soon they will, but for today I have to be okay with my imperfectness.

Its not easy, because I am constantly comparing myself, my home, my time, my talents and my resources with the me I wish I was.  But for today, O Lord, let me be okay with being everything you need me to be and less focused on the things that are just part of the wonderful life of chaos I have right now.

"My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me."  
2 Corinthians 12:9


  1. Enjoyed this post, Courtney! Thanks for reminding me I don't have to be perfect all the time to be successful. Keep up the good work with your precious little ones!

  2. You will be in the same boat SO soon Steph! I cant wait to see what God has planned for Caroline!


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