31 Days {Day 21} – Stressed Out

31 Days {Day 21} – Stressed Out

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Welcome back to the 31 Days of Mary, Martha, & Sparta! If you missed it, here is the link to yesterday’s post!

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Do you ever have those days where you think things are kind of going okay, and then all of a sudden stress hits you like a ton of bricks?

That is me today. I have had so much stuff to do, but I totally felt like I had a handle on it.

I’ve been all, “Look at all of the things I’ve crossed off. I’m gonna be totally fine. Look at me go! I got this.”

And then life is all, “Yeah…you so don’t got this. You forgot to unfold the list – there’s a whole other side! Suckaaaa!!”

*Cut to me hyperventilating*

As I’ve said a million times, we have a really full life, and that’s the way we prefer it. We pack our schedules full of really awesome things. We love to help people and spend time with everyone, and we pride ourselves on rarely turning down fun (a major reason we homeschool).

But every once in a while, this full life turns into a tornado, and it sucks me into the crazy.

Right now, it’s laundry up to my ears, packing for the four of us to be in three separate locations for various lengths of time, and documents upon documents to edit and create. I’ve got dishes that have been sitting so long that they smell. There’s youth group and baseball. You know…just all the things.

Honestly, today I’m just too in the middle of it to give you any wisdom about the crazy. Maybe in a couple of days when things die down, I can have a more level head to tell you grown-up things about balance, planning, and other really helpful tidbits.

For now, though, all I want to say is this:

If you’re in the middle of the crazy, I see you.

You, the one who just discovered the spit-up down the back of your shirt (probably from this morning), I see you.

You, the one rushing home from work to make dinner and finish homework and read books with silly voices before you collapse into bed, I see you.

You, the one who’s not sure how you’re going to get through the rest of this week in a sane fashion, I see you.

You, the one who just drove your kids through McDonald’s on the way home from practice because you just can’t even, I see you.

You, the one hiding in the closet while your kids are watching TV (not that I’ve ever done this…I’ve just heard that people do it…), I see you.

And more importantly, Jesus see us.

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To view the next post in the 31 Days of Mary, Martha, & Sparta, check it out here!

cover photo: Thomas Haynie

2 Comments

Sarah Deats

about 2 years ago

I can't tell you... Just no words... Thank you. I needed this.

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Hayley Schraufnagel

about 2 years ago

I can't hug you through the Internet, but I wish that I could! Hang in there friend!

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